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SEPTEMBER 
1950 



No. 80 



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The Black and Red 



September 1950 



VICTORIA, B.C. 



No. 80 



Managing Editor — The Headmaster 
assisted by Masters and Boys 

CONTENTS 



Page 
5 



Edi;.orial 

School Notes 

Calvete 

Speech Day 

The Headmaster's Report ■ 1 1 

The Annual Sports 1 ' 

Rugby 21 

Cricket -. - 31 

Cross Country 36 

Grass Hockey 37 

Gym 37 

Tennis 37 

Swimming 38 

Boxing -^ 39 

Cadet Corps . 40 

Shooting - 41 

Wireless _ - 42 

Photography - - ~ 43 

Debating Society 44 

French Club - - 44 

Stamp Club 45 

Music 46 

Camping 47 

"A Preface" 48 

"The Classical Master Broods" - 50 

Old Boys — University Letters 51 



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EDITORIAL 



Twelve speeding months their shifting Seasons bear, 

And make our School a Seasonal Affair: 

September leads the Academic Year 

(Month when the nervous New Boys first appear); 

Soon will the Oval Sphere its solace bring, 

While wily Pr*ce goes weaving down the wing, 

And alien forwards lose their former fire 

Before the onslaught of the ponderous Sq**re. 

December flies apace, and duly come 

The pastimes of the Spring curriculum: 

Lo! in the Road Race lesser mortals fret 

To view the dust of \Vi**on and Bu***tt; 

See! round the Ring the pugilistic brood 

Watch lively Sh****tt draw his dole of blood; 

While swift threequarters quaint devices hatch 

To foil the foe in the St. Ge***e's Match. 

Then June and Summer (and old So**er groans 

Finding some cooler spot to lay his bones): 

But here 'twould ask an abler Bard than me 

Fully to sing the Term's variety — 

Some urge the Racket, some frequent the Gym, 

Some tie the Track Shoe, others simply swim, 

All tread the grim Parade Ground, up and down, 

Beneath the Glare of Sergeant-Major Br*wn, 

And panting bowlers still perspire and swoon 

To pierce the armour of the dour Co*****un. 

Speech Day and Sports Day pass and, all too quick, 

Looms the dread shadow of the dire Matric, 

When toiling laggards labour ever faster 

Under the anxious eye of the He*****ter. 

July — last scene of all — the Editor 
Paces with fevered steps the Office floor, 
The while he racks his unresponsive brain 
To engineer, ere Press-Day come again 
(As Editors from ages immemorial), 
New form and matter for the EDITORIAL. 



SCHOOL NOTES 

The Headmaster wishes to apologize for the lateness of this 
magazine which is due primarily to a visit to Europe and the rush 
of priority work on return. The majority of the happenings of 
the year will be found in the Headmaster's Report under the 
heading of Speech Day, and it will be perhaps of greatest interest 
therefore if we take a few extracts from the School Diary cover- 
ing events not previously mentioned in the Speech Day Report. 

The School continues to flourish; the enrolment in June 1949 
was 127 and in June 1950 was 139, consisting of 72 boarders and 
67 day boys and numbers are still rising. 

At the beginning of the Summer Term 4 entrance scholar- 
ships were offered for open competition based on academic ability 
and school record. Awards were made as under: — 

Boarder Scholarships: — 

$250 for 3 years — J. D. C. Cheeke, Duncan Grammar School. 
$200 for 4 years — P. M. Brown. Athlone School, Vancouver. 

Day Boy Scholarships: — 

$100 for 3 years — H. I. Simpson, Glenlyon School. 
$80 for 4 years — C. R. Huntley, University School. 

September 29th — The School booked the Little Theatre for 
a performance of "Moon for Melisande." The majority of the 
boarders attended. 

October 5th — Brigadier Reford, late of the Irish Guards, lec- 
tured to the Cadets and showed a film of "Trooping the 
Colour." 

October 7th — Foundation Day, celebrated with a Half Holi- 
day. 

October 27th — Canon Coleman visited the School for the 
last time as Visiting Master. We offer our congratulations on his 
elevation to the Bishopric of Qu'Appelle and our good wishes go 
with him and his family in their new home. 

October 28th — The School regrets to announce the depar- 
ture of Major Tayler for India. 

November 11th — Remembrance Day Sei-\ice held for the 
first time in the Memorial Hall. 

November 23rd — Lt. Commander Wolfenden lectures on the 
tour by H.M.C.S. Cedarwood in the Arctic Circle. 

December 16th — Christmas Party for the Boarders with tur- 
keys provided by the kindness of Mrs. Tom Dant of Portland. 

Concert put on at short notice quite successful. 

January 9th — Spring Term begins; ground like iron and deep 
in snow. 

January 28th — Mrs. Timmis gave birth to a son — Simon 
Marcus. A Half Holidav was given later to celebrate the event. 



February 2nd — Mr. C. A. Le Mesurier, a master at thir, 
School since 1942, died aged 77. An old friend and valued teacher, 
he will be greatly missed. 

February 4th — Dance in Memorial Hall. Seldom has the 
School looked so gay. Guests were St. Margaret's School and 
Norfolk House, who had pie\iously entertained us royally in 
similar fashion. 

February 10th — Rugger at last — a grand day. 
February 15th — Dr. Worthington presents a fine portrait of 
Donald for the Memorial Hall. We hope this will be the first of 
many portraits of our distinguished Old Boys. 

February 16th — Mr. Tuck speaks in the Career Series on 
"Trusts." Other speakers in this scries to whom our grateful thanks 
are due are Col. VVightman. Vice-President and Managing Direc- 
tor of the Victoria Daily Colonist, on "Journalism"; Mr. James 
Thow, Manager, Canadian Bank of Commerce, on "Banking"; 
Mr. Paul Meyer, U.S. Consul, on the Diplomatic and Consular 
Service; Mr. W. H. Forest on "Surveying"; and Mr. P. S. Watt, 
George Touche & Co., on "Chartered Accountancy." 

May 24th, Empire Day — Sherratt captains Island side which 
included foui' Univeisity School boys in the Cameron Cup match 
in Vancou\er. 

May 26th — The following boys were confirmed by the Right 
Rev. Harold Sexton, D.D., Bishop of British Columbia, at St. 
Luke's Parish Church. (The candidates had been prepared by 
the Rev. N. A. Lowe.) 

Frederick Charles Aylwin 
David Hugh Birley 
Edward Alexander Christie 
Charles Gordon East 
Richard Bruce Cavaye 
David Michael Jones 
Ian Robin Kinnell 
John Frederick Legg 
John Michael Turner 
Frederick Michael Goward Williams 
June 7th — "Trio" ill and in hospital. School photographs 
taken by Fort-Macphail. 

July 1st — Headmaster leaves for trip to Europe accompanied 
by T. W. Dant. W. McCormick and an old Brentonian, Scott 
Macdonald. Among the highlights of the tour were visits to Bal- 
liol College and Eton College where they were most hospitably 
received as guests and to Madame Tussauds where the wax figure 
of an Old Boy, C. C. I. Merritt, V.C., was encountered — though 
not in the Chamber of Horrors! 

During the holidays various improvements were effected. A 
new three-oven oil burning range was installed in the kitchen to 
the great joy of Mr. Da\is. The heating system was o\erhauled 
and changed from light oil to heavy oil and a booster installed 
so that inhabitants of upper dormitories would no longer believe 



they were trainees for Arctic exercises. Question — Are we grow- 
ing soft? 

A magnificent maple wood floor was installed in the Memor- 
ial Hall. Funds still required for the completion of the Memorial. 
Please note. The quadrangle was resurfaced at a cost of $1,000. 
The Reception Room was transformed and has now lost its fu- 
nereal atmosphere. 

On September 15th, 1950, the School suffered the loss of yet 
another friend of long standing, when Mr. John Wenman passed 
on in his 91st. year. Mr. Wenman played regularly for the Uni- 
versity School Incogs Cricket Club from 1912, when the Club was 
founded, until 1939, when he retired at the age of 80: a long in- 
nings, grandly played. 

We have to thank Mr. M. M. Boas for the gift of a Union 
Jack. His continued generosity in this respect is very much appre- 
ciated. 

Changes in staff are as follows: 

Mr. Grundy has given up schoolmastering for the joys of 
"Timber." His place has been taken by Mr. Campbell, late Head- 
master Sunalta Junior-High. 

Mr. Brandon has moved to Vancouver. He is replaced by 
Capt. Cordner, who is doing great things in the Hobby Shop. 

Mr. Lowes, who came for one term only, is well remembered 
His place has been taken by Lt. Col. Girard, to whom we owe the 
formation of the Scout Troop and Wolf Cub Pack. It would per- 
haps be more correct to call this a revival rather than a new 
formation, since Scouts flourished here in the school's early days. 
Call it what we may, it is a matter of high importance and very 
glad we are to see them flourishing once again. 

Miss Timms has arrived from Wrekin College, England, 
where she presided over the health of some 400 boarders, to take 
charge of our general health. 

Mrs. Carson has joined Mrs. Ritchie as House Matron while 
Mr. Carson is helping with the games and carrying out the numer- 
ous duties of House Tutor. 

Miss Macbean has been appointed Secretary to the Head- 
master to leave Mrs. McDonough more free to deal with the 
accounts. 

The school is now in good shape, the framework complete, 
and the boys arc filling it steadily — but the prescription is still 
"more boys." Old boys and others please "read, learn and in- 
wardly digest." 

School Prefects were Gilbert, Clifford and Colquhoun. 

House Prefects were: Brentwood House, Calton, Squire and 
Hodgins; Founder's House, Read, Price and Burnett. 



ACADEMIC RESULTS 



SENIOR MATRICULATION 



June 1949 
/ W. D. McCormick 



June 1950 
P. W. Butler 



JUNIOR MATRICULATION 



June 1949 

D. J. Ballantyne 
P. W. Butler 

J .B. Colquhoun 
G. H. Craven 
R. T. Davy 
L. R. Gilbert 

E. W. Howard 
D. R. Morrison 
M. A. Pope 

W. J. Shiplev 

G. R. C. Shipley 

R. I. Strang 



June 1950 

R. A. Grant 

J. A. Brown 

R. J. Calton 

A. E. T. Hodgkinson 

J. C. S. Edwards 

L. D. Lopez 

D. E. R. Legg-VVillis 

R. J. Racey 

N. D. Scott-Moncrief 

P. K. Huus 

M. M. Hodgins 

D. Chisholm 



G. T. L. Read 

/ McCormick also qualified for M.I.T. and achieved the 
great distinction of being elected an Honor Freshman Scholar at 
The Institute of Technology of California (Cal. Tech.)- 



SALVETE 



C. M. Anderson 

F. G. Aylwin 
R. A. Balma 

C. C. Barman 
I. C. Becket 

A. J. Becket 

D. H. Birley 

G. T. Blackwood 
W. L. Bruce 

R. B. Cavaye 

E. A. Christie 
R. A. Christie 
M. J. Connorton 

F. R. Cook 

J. W. M. Cooper 

G. G. East 
S. E. Fenton 

B. L. Goldby 
J. R. Gordon 
B. M. Graham 
R. A. Grant 
K. Halvorsen 
M. M. Harrison 
A. E. Hospes 
D. F. Howorth 
D. M. Jones 

M. D. Kendall 



L. E. R. T. Knott 
D. H. Morriss 
D. D. G. Morton 
J. D. Orford 
R. F. Owen 

B. A. Pass 

C. H. Peterson 
R. \V. Phillips 

D. S. Preston 

E. E. Price 
R. J. Racey 
A. R. Ritchie 
M. C. Ritchie 
W. J. Robertson 
T. E. Robinson 

F. J. B. Roome 
R. R. Roy 

J. M. A. Shanks 

G. C. Sheahan 
J. D. Sinnott 
T. A. Smith 
G. A. Stocker 
T. R. Storr 

L. C. Thow 

M. A. G. \'anden 

A. R. Willis 




The Hon. \V. C. Straith, K.C., Minister of Education 
presents the Chapman Cup 

SPEECH DAY 



The new Memorial Hall was packed to capacity on the 3rd of 
June for the first of its Speech Day Ceremonies. We were 
greatly honoured to have with us the Minister of Educa- 
tion, the Honourable W. T. Straith, K.C., who was well supported 
on the platform by the Governors under the Chairmanship of Mr. 
F. E. Winslow. O.B.E. The Headmaster's report is attached in 
full. 

After Mr. Straith had presented the prizes he spoke to the 
boys, outlining the progress which had been made in the educa- 
tional system of the Province over the past forty years, paying 
grateful tribute to some of the advantages pertaining to a Private 
School and in particular the presence of Scripture as part of the 
normal curriculum, and concluded by pointing to a bright and 
hopeful future for the Province. 

Mr. Winslow then invited Dr. W^orthington to say a few- 
words, and in a very witty and con\incing manner he brought 
home to the boys the raison d'etre for their presence in the School 
and their consequent good fortune. 

The proceedings concluded with the singing of the School 
Song — with great gusto — and the National Anthem. 

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THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT 

Mr. Straith — The Governors — Ladies and Gentlemen: — 

In presenting; my second annual report. I should preface my 
remarks by saying that today is something in the nature of an 
experiment in that we are combining Speech Day with Sports 
Day and Old Boys' Day in order that: 

(a) There should be less travelling for the parents and vis- 
itors, whose participation in the life of the School is so welcome. 
( We are indeed glad to see so many of you here today. ) ; 

lb) The relative importance of Speech Day and Sports Day 
should be properly adjusted: 
and 
(c) There should be less interference with School studies, 
especially in the last fortnight before the important Summer 
examinations. 

This is a red-letter day in the history- of the School, for it is 
the first Prize-Gi\ing to be' held in this Memorial Hall. Last year 
we assembled in the Gym. The need for this Hall was apparent 
even then, and today it would have been virtually impossible to 
have held this ceremony without it. Last June, having obtained the 
sanction of the authorities concerned, Messrs. Birley, Wade and 
Stockdill produced plans for this building in a matter of weeks. 
Construction was begun in August, and in September we began 
classes downstairs to the tune of hammers and saws aloft. Fortun- 
ately, this lasted only a short time and on October 23rd. Morning 
Assembly was held here for the first time. 

The Hall has proved an invaluable asset and much that is 
of the utmost importance to our life here would ha\e been impos- 
sible without it. The difficulties of the structural alterations have 
been admirably met by the architects, who, incidentally have been 
extremely generous contributors to the financial fund, and the 
building has been designed so that one day the full project may 
be completed. This consists of the addition of a stage, dressing- 
rooms, etc., to this end of the building, so that plays and other 
entertainments may be successfully presented and the auditorium 
itself increased to a size commensurate with the requirements of 
the School. 

The Hall has not yet been dedicated, as the Memorial Boards 
to honour those who served and those who fell in this last War, 
have not yet been completed. This Roll of Honour will be similar 
to that for the 1914-1918 struggle, now hanging in the entrance 
hall of the main building. When the new one is finished, both 
will be hung in this Hall and the Dedication will then take place. 
So far close on $12,000 have been subscribed and spent on 
this work. A further $8,000 are required, and, so that the boys 
themselves may take an active part in this project, I have asked 
them, each one, to spare enough money from his holiday earnings 
to purchase one chair on which his name will be inscribed. The 

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Easter holidays were a poor time for this; nevertheless some boys 
did manage it then, and I am sure that a great many more (and 
especially those who have completed their studies here ) will be 
glad to have their names perpetuated in such a manner. I have 
talked at length on this, for it is a matter on which I feel very 
strongly. With the passage of time we are all too apt to forget 
those who did so much for us, and that they should be remem- 
bered by their Old School in a practical way (of which I am sure 
they would have approved) is the least debt that we owe them. 

The Memorial Fund, therefore, will remain open indefinitely 
for the purpose of improving the appearance and facilities of this 
Hall. We have made a good beginning but still have far to go. 

It has been a year of solid progress, saddened, it is true, by 
the loss of two old friends and members of the Staff, Mr. Le 
Mesurier and Mr. Tracy, but gladdened by welcome newcomers. 
So much has happened that I must of necessity leave out many 
things which I would like to relate, if I am not to keep you here 
unduly. On the lighter side there have been entertainments both 
public and private, dances with our sister schools — St. Margaret's 
and Norfolk House, camps on Discoveiy Island (thanks to Mr. 
Lowes and Capt. Beaumont), while academically our Matric. re- 
sults were a big improvement on those of 1948. and should be 
still better this year if the candidates will put their best efforts 
into this final stretch. 

But the foremost indication of the standing of the School is 
the fact that our numbers have risen steadily. As you know, we 
finished last year with the highest enrolment since 1930, and, 
despite a big leave in June, that enrolment has increased, and 
shows signs of still further growth. We are all aware of the high 
cost of living today and the shortage of money as compared 
with that available in the early post-war years. Of the three big 
Private Schools in the Province, this is the only one where num- 
bers have increased rather than decreased over the previous school 
years. This fact alone, I feel, demonstrates that the parents have 
confidence in the School, in its aims and in the progress we are 
making towards their achievement. 

The general health of the School has been exceptionally 
good, thanks to the Matrons and the School Doctor. Last year 
we suffered epidemics of influenza, measles and mumps. This 
year, among the Boarders, only two boys have had measles, 
very few have had influenza, and there have been no cases of 
mumps, chicken-pox or other similar scourges of school life. 

In Athletics and Games we have had a ver^' good year, too. 
In Rugger we lost only two games, and claimed our old rivals, 
Shawnigan, among our victims; in Cricket we have so far, won all 
our matches, defeating both Shawnigan and St. George's heavily. 
Though we did not do so well in the inter-school Cross Countr)^ 
we did run the greatest number of boys for many years in the 
School competition, and of 113 runners only two failed to com- 

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plete the very difficult fi\e-niile course — a fine tribute to the 
stamina and fitness of the boys. 

This afternoon you will be able to see the Athletic Sports, 
and to judsje the fitness of the boys for yourselves. Games play 
a big part in the life of this School, and, while we cannot always 
expect to win, the fact that we ha\e done so well in competitions 
with other schools indicates not only hard work and good coach- 
ing by the Staff, but also a healthy state of mind marked by 
keenness and the will to win — by no means unimportant equip- 
ment for the Battle of Life into which these boys must so shortly 
move. 

In Boxing we were again indebted to Commodore Edwards, 
late of H.M.C.S. Naden, for the assistance of Instructors, and the 
bouts (more than a hundred of them) were well up to standard. 
The Gymnastics have improved considerably since the appoint- 
ment to the Staff of Mr. Jack Moffat. Gym is now a regular part 
of the curriculum for the smaller boys and a well attended volun- 
tary activity for the seniors. The results we anticipate may be 
gauged by the display of Mass Calisthenics at the Cadet Inspec- 
tion, a display which was achieved after only a fortnight's vigor- 
ous training. 

Many of you here today were present at the annual Cadet 
Inspection and I will add, therefore, only that it was very success- 
ful, that the Cadets were most warmly praised by the Inspecting 
Officer, Maj.-Gen. Penhale, and that I personally was tremend- 
ously proud of them. Such results are not achieved without hard 
work both by the boys and their instructors, but in recalling the 
day perhaps the most encouraging thing of all was the presenta- 
tion made to Mr. Cropper after the ceremony. At his request I 
had been present only a few days earlier when he had given them 
one of the severest "dressings-down" I have heard for many a 
day. The boys' response was not only a first class effort but, after 
the ceremony, the presentation to Mr. Cropper of two highly 
illegal but very valuable awards — a cigarette lighter and a bottle 
of Scotch. I cannot help feeling that such true sportsmanship as 
was shown on this occasion is proof enough that the spirit — in a 
different sense to that contained in Mr. Cropper's bottle! — the 
spirit of the School is basically sound and good. Most unfortun- 
ately Mr. Cropper is at present ill in hospital, from the results of 
ov^erwork. Our very sincere wishes go to him for a speedy recovery. 

The facilities for shooting have been greatly improved by 
the addition of double shooting berths and the results have been 
very creditable. The wireless fans have achieved miracles of re- 
ception and relay and have a peculiar devotion to their instru- 
ments quite unknown to other hobbyists, while all candidates 
were successful in passing their St. John's Ambulance Tests and 
Signalling Course. 

School Societies are beginning to flourish and particular 
mention should be given to the French Junior Section which, 



under M. Robert's direction, has produced its own Magazine en- 
tirely in French. I am disappointed, however, that there was no 
Stop Press edition to commemorate M. Robert's wedding. It ap- 
pears that the B.C. air contains something special, since it was 
necessary for both M. and Mme. Robert to travel all this way from 
their home town in France before deciding to get married. We 
wish them every happiness and look forward to having them with 
us for a long time to come. 

This year has seen the revival of School Debates under the 
direction of Mr. Batterbun,-. The standard of debate has improved 
steadily and, while we have as yet no budding Churchills (but, 
rather, more candidates for Hyde Park), we have listened to 
several good speeches and many worthy efforts. To stand up and 
present a point of view in front of your extremely critical fellows 
is not easy, but it is a valuable asset in later life and the training 
cannot begin too soon. 

One of the great advantages held by independent schools 
here and in Britain is that we can go beyond the limits of a public 
system of education which must inevitably cater for the mass. 
Here we go beyond the High School limit in taking full Senior 
Matriculation, and, still believing in the supreme value of the 
Humanities (and the more so in this materialistic world of to- 
day), now take Latin throughout the School. Our Senior Matric- 
ulation Class — the equivalent of First Year University — is small 
at present, but is a plant whose growth we shall foster to the 
limits of our ability. Senior Matriculation is an essential pre- 
requisite for entry to Royal Roads and to certain Professions such 
as Chartered Accountancy. I believe that for most boys it can 
be taken here at School with more ad\antages than elsewhere. 

The mention of careers brings me to an acknowledgement of 
the debt that we owe to a number of gentlemen prominent in 
their professions, who have visited the School this year to speak 
to the bovs under the heading of Careers. Banking, Business, 
Journalism Diplomacy, Accountancy and Surxeying have all 
been represented, and Law. the Services and other branches have 
been booked for future talks. What to do with our boys is a prob- 
lem in the majority of homes, particularly where the boys them- 
selves are uncertain about their futures or have no knowledge of 
the careers open to them. I am most glad, therefore, to acknowl- 
edge our debt to these gentlemen for their carefully prepared 
and authoritative talks, and I look forward to their continued 
help in this respect. 

The appointment of Mr. Graham Steed, Organist of Christ 
Church Cathedral, to the Staff, has brought Music as a class 
subject into the curriculum. As in the case of Mathematics or 
French, it does not appeal to all. but in widening the cultural 
background and broadening the mental development of the School 
it is proving most valuable. The years of School life are so short 
and few, and so much depends upon our efforts to prepare the 
soil from which our boys may grow to manhood, that my only 

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regret is that we cannot find room lor still more cultural sub- 
jects: but, as Mr. Straith will agree, we can do only so much, and 
it is better to do that much well than to dissipate our energies 
on too many subjects with resulting loss of concentration without 
which no progress is possible. 

In conclusion may I pay tribute to my Staff. On the domestic 
side Mr. Davis and his assistants have given me a year of un- 
troubled peace and the boys untroubled tummies, for his food 
has been excellent, and on special occasions such as Thanksgiving 
or the Banquet at Christmas or the refreshments at the Dances 
he has turned up trumps indeed. The grounds we owe to Mr. 
Da\idson, more popularly known as "Billy." What his working 
hours are I do not know, but in the great frost it seemed that he 
was on a twenty-four hour patrol, and I do know^ that, without 
his unselfinsh labours, we should ha\e suffered severely at that 
time — nor could \ve now enjoy our playing fields as we do. 

To my Masters both the boys and I owe much, the boys for 
the energy and devotion with which the Masters have attempted 
to teach" and to help them with their studies and activities, and 
I for the always loyal support that they ha\e given me. They are 
no "yes men," and, though at times some have disapproved my 
policies, nevertheless they have most loyally carried them out. 
Together we have essayed many things, some of which have failed, 
most of which are succeeding. So long as we can achieve this 
happy result and so long as we keep trying, I have no fear for 
the future of the School. "Mens sana in corpore sano" is a splen- 
did motto. I feel that the School is living up to it. 

Finally it is my pleasant duty to introduce to you the Min- 
ister of Education and to ask him to present the prizes. It seems 
to have been my lot this year to introduce gentlemen who are 
infinitely better known to you than I am myself. Let me then say 
no more than this: Mr. Straith is of an old family, well-known 
and greatly honoured in B.C.. Since coming to Victoria myself 
three years ago, we have been blessed with two sons. We also, 
therefore, at this rate, should soon be a family well-known in B.C. 
But, though Mr. Straith represents the old family and I the new, 
we both have this in common — the future educational welfare of 
this Province. For some peculiar reason there are people who 
would draw an unpleasant distinction between the Public and the 
Private School, and I am therefore the more grateful that the 
Minister himself, despite his multifarious duties connected with 
the education of the innumerable schools and children through- 
out the Province, should find the time to come here today to a 
comparatively small School to preside at our annual Speech Day 
ceremonies. It is but another instance of the consideration and 
assistance which I have already received from his Department on 
all occasions, and, in introducing Mr. Straith to you, I am but 
expressing what I am sure you all feel — a genuine satisfaction 
and a deep appreciation of his presence here today. 

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PRIZE LIST 1950 

Subject Prizes 

Reading -— -- Sinnott 

Writing -- Butler II 

Arithmetic _ - _ - Abel 

Spelling _ .-- Preston 

Art - _ - Harrison, Goodrich II 

Scripture Jackson 

Music - - ..- - McCarter 

Geography - - Sundt I 

Social Studies Doupe, Butler I 

English Gordon I, Legg-Willis 

French Kinnell, Read 

Latin Filleul, Huntley I 

Science ^^SS -^-^5 ^^ES ^ 

Health _ .. Williams 

Mathematics Huntley II, Birley 

General Knowledge (Marionette Library) Brown II 

Form Prizes 

Shell B - Sinnott 

Shell A _ - Abel 

Remo\e Newberry 

IVth _ - - Jackson 

VB :. - - Doupe 

VA - Kingham 

VI Lower Read 

VI Upper , Butler I 

Special Prizes 

Chapman Cup _ B. Caswell 

Kerr Cup J. B. Colquhoun 

The School Song 

God Save the Kins: 



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Mrs. \V. T. Straith presents the prizes 



THE ANNUAL SPORTS 

The Annual Sports were held on Saturday, June 3, under 
splendid conditions. A large crowd of parents, Old Boys and 
guests watched the events. Among those competitors who deserve 
special mention were Calton for his performance over the Hurdles 
(he was unfortunate in just failing to beat a record which he had 
twice equalled in practice), Gilbert, for his surprise win in the 
100 yards and Price, who ran with great elan in many events and 
won the Senior Championship; nor must we forget Taylor, who 
jumped surprisingly well in the "Under 16" division. Branson 
deservedly won the Intermediate Championship and Turner, suc- 
cessful in all the Junior events with comparative ease, took the 
Junior Championship. 

Under Mr. Wenman's organisation a Staff of Officials swel- 
tered in the Summer sunshine. Our thanks are due to Mr. McKin- 
non, who proved himself, once again, a most efficient Starter, to 
Brigadier Cabeldu, Mr. Pollard and Mr. Genge for their Time- 
keeping and to Mr. Batterbury for some difficult feats of judging 
in many a close finish. Mr. Storr was, as usual, in good voice and 
kept the crowd well-informed about the progress of the e\ents. 

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SPORTS CHAMPIONS 




Turner 



Price I 



Branson 



A new and most enjoyable feature was music provided by 
the Band of the 7th H.A.A. Rgt., R.C.A., by kind permission of 
the Commanding Officer, Lt.-Col. Farnsworth. Their playing 
added considerably to the general gaiety of the afternoon, and 
we hope they may be persuaded to give such excellent support 
again. 

When the races were over watchers and competitors moved 
to the Dining Hall and Gymnasium where tea had been laid. 

At about 4:30 everyone returned to the front of the School, 
where the trophies were presented by Mrs. Straith under the 
shadow of the Atlantic Cedar. After the playing of the "King" 
we dispersed after a most pleasant afternoon. 

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RESULTS 

Victor Ludorum and Senior Champion (12 points) Price I 

(Corsan Cup; Wilson Miniature) 

Intermediate Champion (Worthington Cup) (12 points) Branson 

Junior Champion (Marpole Cup) (15 points) Turner 

House Championship (West Cup) Founders' House 

100 yards, open (St. Luke's Cup) 1. Gilbert; 2. Price I; 3. Clifford 

(10 3/5 sees.) 

100 yards, under 16 (Blundell Cup) 1. Branson; 2. Kendell: 3. Shaw 

(11 3/5 sees.) 

100 yards, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Cavaye; 3. Jennings (13 sees.) 

100 yards, under 11 1. Butler H; 2. Connorton; 3. Abel (14 4/5 sees.) 

100 yards, under 12 1. Huntley H; 2. Butler H; 3. Connorton 

220 yards, open (Giolma Cup) 1. Price I; 2. Clifford; 3. Robertson 

(24 3/5 sees.) 

220 yards, under 16 1. Kendell; 2. Branson; 3. Erskine (26 3/5 sees.) 

220 yards, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Cavaye; 3. Phillips (29 3/5 sees.) 

220 yards, underlS 1. Jennings; 2. Mulder; 3. Sheahan (32 sees.) 

440 yards, open 1. Price I; 2. Clifford; 3. Burnett (55 3/5 sees.) 

440 yards, under 16 1. Kendell; 2. Brown II; 3. Erskine (60 4/5 sees) 

440 yards, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Cavaye; 3. Christie I (68 2/5 sees.) 

880 yards, open 1. McCallum; 2. Gordon I; 3. Sherratt (2 m. 15 2/5 sees.) 
One Mile, open (John Thorne Shield and Miniature) 1. Chisholm; 

2. Wilson I; 3. Burnett (5 m. 22 sees.) 
120 yards hurdles, open 1. Calton; 2. Hodgins; 3. Price I (15 1/5 sees.) / 

120 yards hurdles, under 16 1. Branson; 2. Erskine; 3. Kendell 

400 yards Inter-House Relay 1- Brentwood; 2. Founder's 

400 yards relay. School v. Old Boys 1. School; 2. Old Boys (44 1/5 sees.) 

Old Boys' race 1- Kreger, L.; 2. Wenman, G.; 3. Yule 

High Jump, open 1. Price I; 2. Calton; 3. Hodgins (5' 2") 

High Jump, under 16 1. Taylor; 2. Brown II; 3. Branson/Bell (5' IJ//') 

High Jump, under 14 1. Turner: 2. Cavaye; 3. Anderson (4' 6^2") 

Long Jump, open 1- Hodgins; 2. Clifford; 3. Gilbert (18' 8") 

Long Jump, under 16 1- Branson; 2. Taylor; 3. Cooper (16') 

Long Jump, under 14 1. Turner; 2. Anderson; 3. Queale (14' 9/2") 

Cricket Ball, open 1. Hodgins; 2. Calton; 3. Cotter (91 yds. 1' 8") 

/ Equals Record. 



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THE COLTS XV 




Price II Hodgkinson Wilson Willard Cavaye Aylwin 

Turner Lopez Sherratt Kingham Butler I Cooper Sundt II 

Jackson Goodrich II 

THE FIRST XV 




f, I. lilt Morgan Campbell Brown II Squire Knott 
McCallum Gilbert Burnett Calton (Capt.) Clifford Price I Hodgins 
Scott-Moncrieff Cotter 

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RUGBY FOOTBALL, 1949-1950 

The 1st. XV was captained by R. J. Calton, H. C. Huinett 
assisting him as Vice-Captain. 

In addition to the Captain and Vice-Captain, W. W. Price, 
M. L. CHfford and T. W. Cotter, all Old Colours, were available, 
and it was thought that, if the pack could be brought up to a 
reasonable standard, a splendid season was in prospect. Actually 
the side was quite strong and should have experienced an un- 
defeated season, but of the twelve matches played, two were lost, 
two drawn and eight won. 

The official team for 1949-'50 was: — 

R. J. Calton J. R. H. McCallum 

H. C. Burnett N. D. Scott-Moncrieff 

M. L. Clifford H. W. Squire 

W. W. Price R. A. Grant 

T. W. Cotter G. J. M. Morgan 

D. J. Brown L. E. R. T. Knott 

L. R. Gilbert J. A. Campbell 
M. M. Hodgins 

Colours for the season were awarded to: — 

L. R. Gilbert G. J. M. Morgan 

N. D. Scott-Moncrieff M. M. Hodgins 

H. W. Squire R. A. Grant 
D. J. Brown 

The 2nd. XV played four matches, all at home, and all re- 
sulted in draws. The football was not of high calibre, although 
Sherratt and Bruce invariably displayed spirit and real promise. 

The results of the 2nd. XV matches were as follows: — 

v. Qualicum College 1st. XV 11-11 — Draw 

V. Shawnigan Lake School 2nd. XV 3- 3 — Draw 

v. St. George's School 2nd. XV 0- 0— Draw 

V. Mount Douglas High School 1st. XV 3- 3 — Draw 

The standard of play exhibited by the Colts was very en- 
couraging. Keenness and ability were in evidence and the only 
disappointment was the usual one — not enough matches. Three 
games were played and they resulted as follows: — 

V. Shawnigan Lake School Colts 11-0 — Won 

V. Shawnigan Lake School Colts 6-3 — Won 

V. St. George's School Colts 14-3 — Won 

The House matches were keenly contested and resulted in 
verv even games. Founders' House were successful in both 
matches, winning the Senior 5-3 and the Junior 3-0. 

R. W. 

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FIRST FIFTEEN MATCHES 

SCHOOL V. CANADIAN SERVICES COLLEGE "C" 

The season opened at Royal Roads against Canadian Serv- 
ices College "C" Team, the School being successful by a goal and 
three tries (14pts.) to a try (3pts.). 

Although neither side had had any practice, a fairly good 
game resulted, and the School side, though weak forward, showed 
considerable promise. 

Play was very even for some time but the School were better 
together than their opponents and always appeared to be more 
dangerous. Both Burnett and Gilbert put themselves through the 
centre on different occasions, but support was lacking and no 
score resulted. Shortly before half time Gilbert dodged his way 
across after a short run to score close to the posts. Squire kicked 
the goal and the School led 5-0 at the interval. 

After the restart the School pressed, and with Calton running 
with more dash at outside half there was a noticeable improve- 
ment behind the scrum. Clifford put the School further ahead 
when he broke away from a knot of players and reached the line 
after a short run. Squire failed to complete the goal. The next 
two tries both fell to Gordon. Both were scored at the flag, and 
both came after most of the backs had handled. Squire failed 
with both kicks but both were excellent efforts from a wide angle 
and all but successful. 

The backs failed to make use of their many opportunities but 
showed definite promise and were superior to their opposite num- 
bers. Of the forwards, who had much to learn, Cotter was easily 
the best. 

SCHOOL V. OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL 

Playing at Windsor Park the School were too good for Oak 
Bay High School and won by a goal and three tries (14 pts.) to a 
penalty goal (3 pts.). 

The School pressed from the start and the outsides had 
many chances. The passing was rather mechanical, however, and 
there was a noticeable lack of thrust in the centre. Eventually the 
defence was beaten. Price crossing after all the backs had handled. 
Squire failed to convert. A little later a similar movement resulted 
in Price's again running around the defence and once again Squire 
failed to improve. Before half time a beautiful cut through by 
Burnett all but brought a try, and a break-away by Clifford also 
only just failed, but the School had to be content with a six point 
lead at the breather. 

After the restart the High School played up well and for some 
time fully held their own. During this period they were awarded 
a penalty, which was successfully taken, and the School led 6-3. 

The School then asserted themselves and went further ahead 

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when Burnett took Calton's pass at full speed and tore through 
the defence to score. Squire added the extra points. A little later 
Gilbert appeared to have scored but in the gathering darkness 
the referee could hardly be blamed for not allowing it. Just on 
time a nice movement initiated by Cotter and cleverly carried on 
by Calton resulted in a try far out by Gordon. Squire failed to 
convert and the School won 14-3. 

The forwards held their own but were slow in the loose. 
Cotter was prominent and McCallum once again showed promise. 
Clifford had a good match at the base of the scrum. Calton, 
though too slow" off the mark, was cool and constructive, while 
Price and Burnett did some useful things and combined well. The 
outsides. however, did not make full use of their opportunities and 
poor finishing lost them many a tr\-. 

SCHOOL V. OAK B.W HIGH SCHOOL 

The School disappointed in a return match at Windsor Park 
and were deservedly beaten by two goals and a try (13 pts.) to a 
goal and a try 8 pts. ' . 

Throughout the first half the School were lethargic, the for- 
wards being particularlv blameworthy. Before half time the High 
School had scored three tries, two of them magnificently goaled, 
while the School had replied with a try by Price which Squire only 
just failed to soal from a very wide angle. 

After the restart the School played with more spirit and were 
definitely on top. The light, however, was extremely bad and the 
last fifteen minutes were played under impossible conditions. The 
School added to their score when Burnett, who was outstanding 
throughout, created an opening in the centre and Gilbert finished 
splendidly. Squire kicked an excellent goal. Continuing to domi- 
nate the' play both Price and Knott crossed for the School but 
the try was not allowed in either case and Oak Bay won 13-8. 

Though somewhat unfortunate in the second half the School. 
by their p~oor display in the first lialf. thoroughly deserved their 
loss. 
SCHOOL V. CANADL\N SERVICES COLLEGE 2nd. XV. 

This match failed to produce the calibre of football expected 
of the two sides, but was nevertheless a vers- even game, both sides 
scoring an unconverted try. 

The School attacked from the opening whistle and had their 
share of the ball, both from the '"tight" and the -loose." There 
was. however, some veiy faulty handling among the outsides and 
the "Collese line was not seriously threatened. After ten minutes 
play the College asserted themselves, their forwards canying play 
to the School line where the scrum pushed over and scored be- 
tween the posts. The try was not converted. Play was ven,- even 
for some time but the .School had a fine chance when Gilbert 

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broke away in his own twenty-five but lost momentum looking for 
support when in the clear and able to finish himself. Just before 
half time Clifford saved the School when his splendid tackle, after 
a very long chase, brought down an opponent who had broken 
through on his own and beaten the full back. 

After the i^estart the College controlled both the line-outs 
and the set scrums. The School had several chances after the for- 
wards had heeled from the loose. Calton put Burnett through on 
one occasion and Burnett did the same for Gilbert on another, but 
the College were quick to recover. At the other end the School 
were lucky to touch down when Price fumbled a pass from Clif- 
ford in his own in-goal. Shortly before the end Price made much 
ground with the ball at his feet on the left wing. With help from 
Gilbert he reached the College line. There was a frantic scramble 
for the loose ball, Clifford, who was in close support, obtaining 
the try which Squire failed to improve. 

From the School's point of view it was Clifford's match: his 
fine chase and tackle in the first half and his tr^^ in the closing 
minutes were outstanding incidents. Burnett was always danger- 
ous and Gilbert did some very useful things, but Price was starved 
on the wing. Once again the outstanding forward was Cotter, 
though Grant put in some very solid work, and the pack as a 
whole put up a fair show against bigger and faster opponents. 

SCHOOL V. VICTORIA COLLEGE "B". 

The School were not impressive against rather disorganised 
opposition, but were successful by four goals and a try (20 pts.) 
to nil. 

Throughout the first half the football was of low calibre. 
Both packs indulged in much loose kicking, and constructive play 
behind the scrum was lacking. The School outsides had many 
opportunities but the handling was bad and the passing veiy 
faulty. Before half time the School scored two tries, the first by 
Burnett, after a determined run on his own, and the second by 
Gilbert, who crossed after taking Burnett's pass. Squire converted 
on both occasions. 

The School played rather better after the restart, and the 
outsides, particularly Burnett, showed to advantage. Burnett cut 
through splendidly on several occasions and two tries resulted. 
The first was scored by Burnett himself and the second by Price, 
who was on hand to take the scoring pass and finish well. Squire 
again kicked both goals. In the latter stages Calton was very 
prominent and it was from an opening created by him that Burnett 
scored the final try between the posts. Squire failed to improve 
and the School won 23-0. The forwards, of whom Scott-Moncrieff 
and Cotter were outstanding, were not impressive. The line-out 
play was weak and the kicking poor. Of the outsides Burnett had 
a good match but as a group they were not constructive. 

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SCHOOL V. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL 

This match was vciy even and very keenly played but was 
disappointing in that the standard of back play was mediocre. 
Playing away the School were hard pressed, especially in the latter 
stages, but won by two tries ( 6 pts. I to a penalty goal 3 pts. j . 

For some time after the opening whistle the School showed 
to advantage. The forwards more than held their own. but the 
outsides, though well sen-ed by Clifford, failed to profit. The Shaw- 
nigan defence was penetrated in the centre on se\eral occasions but 
bad handling and lack of thrust spelled failure. The School were 
awarded several penalty kicks, at least two of which might have 
been successful, but Squire, who had an off day, was short with 
both. The School, however, had a clear advantage throughout the 
first half, and, shortly before the whistle, opened their account 
when the scrum pushed over from three yards out, Grant being 
credited with the try which Squire failed to improve. 

After the restart play was for some time very even, with 
neither line being seriously threatened. Marking was ven,- close 
and the defence had the upper hand. Midway through the half, 
Scott-Moncrieff. from a set scrum five yards from the Shawnigan 
line, called for a straight push over and the School was success- 
ful. Morgan obtaining the try. Squire failed to convert. 

Shawnigan then played with great vigour and opened their 
account when a splendid penalty goal was kicked from thirty-five 
yards. The School then threw away a certain try on the left with 
apathetic play in the centre and a dropped pass. From then on 
Shawnigan were very dangerous. They all but scored near the 
posts in the last five minutes, and the School saw them fail with 
a penalty with the last kick of the match i with great relief!). 

The School forwards played ver\- hard throughout, being 
superior to their opponents in the tight and fully holding their 
own in the loose and in the line-out. To them, and to CHfford. 
who at scrum half was extremely active and effective both in 
attack and defence, the School owed their success. The outsides 
defended veiy well but were not happy in attack. 

SCHOOL v. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL 

The side travelled to Vancouver by air for this fixture which 
was played on frozen ground and lost by a penalty goal and three 
tries ' \2 pts.) to two goals and two tries i 16 pts.). 

The game opened with disaster for the School. In the fiist 
two minutes there was some shocking defensive play in the School 
twenty-five which almost resulted in a tiy. and, the same hesitant 
mood prevailing, a try was conceded within five minutes. There 
had been a general hesitancy, but Hodsfins at full back was di- 
rectly responsible, being slow to gather and failing to face a 
resolute man with the ball at his feet. With the School still sound 

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asleep St. George's came again, and one of their players picked 
up a loose ball, running twenty yards to score near the posts. The 
goal was kicked and the School were eight points down in as 
many minutes. 

The School then asserted themselves and, with the forwards 
doing well in the tight, the backs were not without opportunities. 
After a period of attack the School were rewarded when Calton, 
going on the blind side, gave to Price who beat two men to cross 
at the flag. Squire failed to convert. Continuing to press the 
School backs showed to advantage but St. George's marked 
closely and there was no further score until just before half time 
Cotter gathered a loose ball and dashed in to score near the posts. 
Squire missed the kick from an easy angle and St. George's led 
at the breather 8-6. 

Directly after half time the School had another bad lapse and 
in ten minutes conceded two tries, one of which was goaled. Bad 
tackling, and passing on their own goal line were directly respon- 
sible. A third try was averted by Clifford, who saved the day with 
a fine tackle when the defence was thoroughly beaten. As in the 
first half the School rallied and added to their account when Gil- 
bert, at outside centre, took a pass from Burnett and ran through 
the centre on his own — a splendid forty yard run in which man 
after man was beaten. The try was scored near the posts but once 
again Squire missed the easy kick. The School came again, how- 
ever, and after all the outsides had handled Price crossed in the 
corner only to be held up when he tried to run around. This was 
a tragic blow for the School, but almost at once they were 
awarded a penalty, which Squire kicked, to bring the score to 
16-12. There was no further scoring and the School had lost a 
game which they might easily have won. 

The ground was dangerously hard, and reluctance to tackle 
or to go down was obvious in the early stages: the School paid 
very dearly for this. Other factors contributing to the defeat 
were the glaring defensive errors of the backs, particularly Hod- 
gins, who had a very bad match, and the poor place-kicking of 
Squire. The backs attacked quite well and overshadowed their 
opposite numbers in this respect. The forwards, though rather 
slow in the loose, more than held their own in the tight and in 
the line-out. 

SCHOOL V. FIFTH REGIMENT 

The School playing at home, were too strong for the Regi- 
ment, winning by two goals and two tries (16 pts.) to nil. 

From the start the School backs showed to advantage but 
the finishing was poor and for some time the defence held out. 
On two occasions Calton dummied through the centre and made 
much ground, but support was lacking with the defence well 

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beaten. A little later, however. Cotter got the ball away from the 
scrum cleanly and. after Calton, Clifford and Gilbert had handled, 
Price took the final pass to score easily. Squire failed to con\ert. 
The opposing outsides had their share of the ball but took then- 
passes too slowly and failed to run straight. 

After the restart the School took control of the game. Calton 
increased the School lead when he sold the dummy in the oppos- 
ing twenty-five and scored between the posts for Squire to add 
the extra points. A little later Price scored his second try of the 
game when some orthodox passing by the School three-quarters 
and some faulty marking by the opposition gave him an easy try 
on the wing. Squire's attempt to goal was short. Just before no- 
side Cotter took advantage of some very poor play on the op- 
posing goal line and beat several Fifth players to a loose ball for 
the final tr>\ Squire kicked the goal and the School had won 16-0. 

Behind the scrum Calton was always dangerous, while Price 
was full of dash as usual, and finished well. The scrum showed 
the effects of the long lay-off, this being the first game for ten 
weeks, but Scott-Moncrieff did well and Bruce, in his first 1st XV 
match, gave a vers' encouraging performance. 

SCHOOL V. VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL 

Playins: at home the School beat Victoria High School by a 
goal and a try ( 8 pts. i to a tiy ( 3 pts. ) . 

The game had barely started when, from a set scrum in the 
High School twenty-five, Calton. the outside half, sold a clever 
dummy and strode through the defence to score between the 
posts. Squire added the extra points. Shortly before half time 
Calton again broke through the defence in the centre and after 
a short run gave to Price who dashed o\cr to score a try which 
Squire failed to improve. There was no further scoring during 
the first half and the School led 8-0 at the breather. 

After the resumption the School fell away somewhat and the 
game was more even. Neither of the two three-quarter lines 
made the most of its chances and the forward play became more 
ragged as the game progressed. Just before no side the High 
School scored when one of their centres, taking ad\antage of some 
slovenly play in the School three-quarter line, picked up a loose 
ball and ran through the centre. The tr\- was obtained between 
the posts but the goal was not kicked and the School won 8-3. 

Once again Calton and Price were outstanding for the School 
behind the scrum. In the pack Scott-Moncrieff and Squire put 
in much useful work. Grant and Bruce were also prominent. 

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SCHOOL V. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL 

As was expected the home game against St. George's was 
bitterly contested. The School was without the services of Bur- 
nett, their vice-captain and also Brown H, a prominent member 
of the pack. 

The game opened at a fast pace and almost immediately the 
School lost McCallum, their right wing, with a knee injury, and 
a little later Bruce, who suffered a broken leg. St. George's 
dropped two men to even up and the teams played thirteen a side 
to the finish. 

For some time play was very even, but behind the scrum the 
School were superior. Several promising movements by the School 
outsides were halted by keen tackling before Cotter threw away 
a try when he failed to give Price a scoring pass after all the 
backs had handled. A little later, however, the School came again, 
and after Clifford had set the backs in motion Calton, Gilbert and 
Cotter, going full out. handled and Price took the final pass from 
Cotter to score far out — a grand try. Squire failed to convert. 
The opposing packs were struggling fiercely for mastery with the 
School ahead in the tight, but St. George's superior in the loose 
and the line-out. There was no further score before half time. The 
first half had been played at a rare pace and, although only 
three points ahead, the School had never been seriously threatened. 

After the restart the School exerted pressure and in the first 
fifteen minutes both Cotter and Price were nearly in, but keen 
tackling and effective spoiling kept them out. Then came the 
School's golden opportunity. St. George's were penalized in their 
own twenty-five. The angle was an easy one and Squire should 
have goaled, but he mis-kicked badly and the ball rolled to the 
St. George's line where Knott, who had followed up well, had the 
line at his mercy but failed to gather and St. George's touched 
down, relieving the pressure. Then the bitter fight for possession 
continued with neither side really dangerous, until about five 
minutes from time Von Harten, who was outstanding for St. 
George's, snapped up a loose ball about thirty-five yards from 
the school line. Calton, Gilbert and finally Hodgins failed to 
tackle him and he obtained a fine opportunist try far out. He 
failed to goal. There was no further scoring and the School had 
to be content with a 3-3 draw when, on the play, they should 
have won. Both sides played very robust football forward with 
the advantage slightly with the visitors. Behind the scrum the 
School were far more constructive in attack. Calton and Price 
being in excellent form. Scott-Moncrieff played a valiant game 
in the School pack and was well supported by the rest of the for- 
wards. 

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SCHOOL V. VANCOUVER OLD BOYS 

This match was played on one of the grounds at the Lni- 
versity of British Columbia in pouring rain and on a pitch which 
in spots was under water. The Old Boys were no match for the 
School and in a game which was cut short after thirty-five mm- 
utes' play, won by three goals and two tries (21 pts. ) to nil. 

Despite the appalling conditions the School outsides handled 
quite well and before the breather had scored throuLjh Gilbert. 
Burnett and Price. Squire con\erted two of the tries. 

In the brief period following the restart Read obtained a 
forward tiy for the School which Squire failed to improve, and 
just before no side Calton ran through from the Old Boys' twenty- 
five gaily selling dummies as he went. Squire added the extra 
points. 

SCHOOL V. FIFTH REGIMENT 

The season closed with a home game against the Fifth Regi- 
ment which was won by a goal and a penalty goal ' 8 pts. i to a 
goal (5 pts. L 

Throughout the first half the School outsides were superior 
to their opposite numbers, but the Resiment's pack were big and 
lively and, with the School forwards playing well below form, 
their dangerous backs had fewer opportunities than was expected. 
Some nice three-quarter movements were seen, however, and 
from one of these came the only School try, one of the best of 
the season. Calton and the centres all ran strongly and Gilbert, 
giving to Hodgins on the wing, backed up cleverly to take a 
return pass and score between the posts. Squire goaled. The Regi- 
ment played vigorous football but their backs lacked finish and 
failed to use their opportunities. 

After the breather the Regiment exerted steady pressure and 
with the School defence being very hesitant they were unfortunate 
on several occasions. E\entually a forward try was obtained be- 
tween the posts and goaled. It was then the School's turn, but the 
forwards were outplayed and the Regiment's lin» was never 
really in danger. The School was, however, awarded a penalty 
in their opponents' twenty-five and Squire made no mistake from 
a reasonable angle, his kick providinsf the winning points. 



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RUGBY CHARACTERS 

CALTON (Captain and Stand-off Half) — Enjoyed a splendid season, and 
did very many clever things, especially in attack where his "dummy", 
his short kicking and his timely passing were well used. His defensive 
kicking was quite good and his tackling usually adequate though not 
always decisive. A talented player. 

BURNETT (Vice-Captain and Centre Three-quarter) — A good attacker 
with pace, swerve and thrust. Combined well and kicked with judg- 
ment. In defence his tackling was frequently lacking in decision. 

CLIFFORD (Scrum Half) — Much more sure in defence and aggressive in 
attack than heretofore. Most competent at the base of the scrum and 
played intelligent and unselfish football throughout this, his last and 
best season. His kicking remained unaccountably weak. 

GILBERT (Centre Three-quarter) — His hands were not good and his 
passing was slovenly at times, but he was nonetheless a very useful 
centre with pace and thrust. Backed up intelligently and scored some 
fine tries. Rather tentative in defence and a weak kick. 

PRICE (Wing Three-quarter) — An elusive runner with pace and deter- 
mination, who went all out for the line and finished grandly. Com- 
bined poorly and seldom managed the return pass. A weak tackle. 

McCALLUM (Wing Three-quarter) — Came on somewhat this season and 
at times ran with determination. Combined poorly and lacked resolu- 
tion in defence. 

HODGINS (Full Back) — A variable performer. Slow to gather and to 
clear under pressure. Tackled well on occasion but experienced some 
very costly lapses in this department. A fair kick. 

SCOTT-MONCRIEFF — A very sound, hard-working forward, who 
"hooked" with success. An honest pusher, and extremely effective in 
the "loose" scrum, where his weight was vigorously and properly ap- 
plied. A forward of real promise. 

KNOTT — A front row man who was quite useful in the tight. Slow in 
the "loose," and lacking in condition. A weak tackle. 

SQUIRE — A front row man who, with increased knowledge of the game 
and more confidence, came on greatly this year. Good in the "tight," 
excellent in the line-out and increasingly dangerous with the ball in 
his hands. Punted very well but his place kicking did not come up to 
expectations. 

MORGAN — Effective in the second row in the "tight." Rather slow in 
the "loose" but always gave his best. Tackled well on occasion. 

GRANT — A strong and vigorous newcomer who started the season well 
but fell off somewhat toward the close. Fitted in well in the second 
row and at times tackled with effect. Quite fast, with good hands, but 
lacking a real knowledge of the game. 

COTTER — An active forward who was prominent in the "loose." Pos- 
sessed good hands, combined well and filled in at centre three-quarter 
very successfully on occasion. A weak tackle. 

BROWN II — Played in the back row. Slow and awkward in the "loose," 
but tackled well on occasion, and was prominent in the line-out where 
his height was well used. Always gave of his best. 

CAMPBELL I — A hard worker both in the "tight" and the "loose." 
Tackled well although slow on his feet. A keen player, and one of 
promise. 



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Hodgins Price I Burnett Gilbert 

Colquhoun Calton Clifford fCapt. ) 



Read Challenor 

Sherratt Squire 



CRICKET, 1950 



With eight of the 1949 side available, prospects for the season 
were bri^ht/^M. L. Clifford was chosen to lead the side for the 
third successive year, and R. J. Calton was elected Vice-Captain. 

The season was short, and only six matches were played, 
three against other schools, and three against city clubs. The side. 
however, gave a good account of itself and in winning all matches 
must have been the first School side to do so for many a year. 

The brunt of the batting was borne by Colquhoun, Clifford 
and Calton. although, lower in the order, others, particularly 
Gilbert, plaved their parts ably. Colquhoun led the batsmen with 
an average' of sixteen. Sherratt. Challoner and Clolquhoun all 
bowled with success. Sherratt taking 27 wickets for 78 runs, Chal- 
loner 26 for 95 and Colquhoun 11 for 35. The fielding, particu- 
larly the catching, of the side was good throughout the season. 

Colours for the season were awarded to R. R. Challoner, L. 

Gilbert and H. C. Burnett. The full side was as follows: — 



R 



M. L. Clifford (Capt.! 
R. J. Calton (Vice-Capt. 
J. B. Colquhoun 
J. G. A. Sherratt 
R. R. Challoner 
L. R. Gilbert 



H. C. Burnett 
G. T. L. Read 
W. W. Price 
H. W. Squire 
M. M. Hodgins 



Competition for the Clayton Cup was as keen as ever. Six 
teams were entered, and only after two full rounds had been 

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played was the winner decided, Sherratt's team being successful. 

The Colts played matches against St. George's School, Shaw- 
nigan Lake School, Glen Lyon School and St. Michael's School. 
There was some promising material in this group. 

The Senior House Match resulted in a draw, while Brent- 
wood House won the Junior game after a close match. 

The Victoria Boys Under 18 side contained four University 
School Boys, J. G. A. Sherratt, who captained the side, R. R. 
Challoner, G. T. L. Read, and H. W. Squire. The annual game 
for the Cameron Cup took place in Vancouver and was won by 
the home side after an interesting match. 

FIRST ELEVEN MATCHES 

SCHOOL V. OAK BAY C.C. 

The season opened at home, Oak Bay being the visiting club. 
The visitors batted feebly against some moderate School bowling. 
Sherratt, somewhat short of length, turned the ball appreciably 
from the off and took 4 for 9. At the other end Challoner took 
4 for 18. The School fielding was quite good, and Clifford took 
two splendid catches of the "run and dive" variety behind the 
stumps. Challoner batted confidently while Calton, Colquhoun 
and Clifford all showed promise. The School won by 49 runs. 

OAK BAY C.C. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 

J. Parkins, l.b.w. Sherratt .. 2 Clifford, bid. Sparks 6 

B. Gauverau l.b.w. Challoner 1 Colquhoun, bid. Parkins 13 

B. Hobday bid. Sherratt . 1 Sundt, bid. Parkins 

A. .Abbott bid. Sherratt . . 4 Calton, retired 14 

J. Sparks bid. Challoner 5 Sherratt, bid. Parkins 

J. Deane ct. Sundt bid. Burnett, ct. Abbott bid. 

Challoner 8 Parkins 5 

G. Lee ct. Bell bid. Sherratt Challoner, run out 21 

J. R. Orford ct. Clifford bid. Hodgins, bid. Hobday 1 

Colquhoun 5 Price, bid. Hobday 2 

Garnet ct. Clifford bid. Gilbert, bid. Parkins _ 1 

Challoner 1 Bell, not out 14 

J. Moffat run out _ Extras _ 14 

Lowes, not out 

Extras 5 

Total 32 Total _ 81 

SCHOOL V. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL 

The home game against Shawnigan Lake resulted in an easy 
win for the School, the margin being 63 runs. Batting first Colqu- 
houn, Clifford and Calton all made runs and, when Clifford de- 
clared at the tea interval, the School had lost only four wickets. 
Some weak Shawnigan batting gave Sherratt the flattering figures 
of 5 for 8. Challoner took 3 for 8, and Colquhoun 2 for 16. 

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UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 

Colquhoun, retired 31 

Read, st. Johnson bid. Burr 

Calton, bid. Burr 22 

Clifford, run out 44 

Sundt I, not out 

Burnett, not out - 1 

Price, did not bat 
Challoner — " — 
Hodgins — " — 
Sherratt — " — 
Gilbert — "— 

Extras _ - - 12 



Total ; 110 



SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL 

N. Bellm, bid. Challoner 

Butt, l.b.w. Sherratt 2 

Maclnness bid. Sherratt 2 

Burr, l.b.w. Sherratt 

Patrick, bid. Challoner 1 

Pearkes bid. Colquhoun 5 

D. Bellm, bid. Colquhoun 3 
Chadwick, ct. Gilbert bid. 

Sherratt 8 

Loughary bid. Sherratt 9 
Johnson, ct. Gilbert bid. 

Challoner 1 

Allan, not out _ 

Extras - 16 

Total 47 



SCHOOL V. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL 

Playing at home the School won a convincing victo^r\- over 
St. George's School: in a two-innings game they won by 56 runs. 
After the earlier batsmen had failed Sherratt and Challoner im- 
proved matters for the School and the innings total reached 76. 
St. George's replied with 42. Going in the second time Clifford 
declared ~at 53 for 6, and then Sherratt ran through the opposi- 
tion who were all out for 31, Sherratt taking 9 wickets for 8 runs. 

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 



First Innings 

Read, ct. Tait bid. Neil _ 9 

Colquhoun, ct. Jesson bid. Neil 4 

Calton, ct. Knox bid. Hallet 3 

Clifford, l.b.w. bid. Neil 2 

Burnett, l.b.w. bid. Neil 6 

Challoner, run out 1 1 

Price, bid. Tait _ 

Hodgins, ct. Julian bid. Tait 3 

Sherratt, ct. Hallet bid. Tait 11 

Gilbert, bid. Hallet 9 

Bell, not out _ 1 

Extras - 1 > 

Total - 76 



Second Innings 

Ct. Knox, bid. Hallet ... 14 

bid. Tait 3 

Ct. Prichard, bid. Hallet 21 

bid. Hallet 

Ct. Swanson, bid. Jesson 

did not bat 

not out 

run out 

did not bat 

bid. Hallet _ - -■ 

did not bat 

Extras 2 



Total (for 6 wickets) 53 



ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL 



First Innings 

Hallet, bid. Sherratt 4 

Tait, ct. Price bid. Sherratt 25 

Neil, bid. Sherratt .. 1 

Jesson, bid. Challoner 

Julian, bid. Sherratt 

Knox, ct. & bid. Challoner 

Prichard, bid. Challoner 

Bardon, not out 5 

Swanson, l.b.w. Challoner 
Clark, St. Clifford bid. Challoner 3 

van Boyen, run out 1 

Extras - 3 

Total 42 



Second Innings 

Ct. Gilbert, bid. Sherratt 16 

Ct. Clifford, bid. Sherratt 2 

Ct. & bid. Sherratt _ 1 

Ct. Hodgins, bid. Sherratt ..._ 1 

not out 4 

bid. Sherratt -.- 2 

bid. Sherratt _ _ 

bid. Sherratt _ - 

run out 1 

Ct. Burnett, bid. Sherratt 

Ct. Price, bid. Sherratt 

Extras . -.- 4 

Total - 31 



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SCHOOL V. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL INCOGS. C.C. 



The Incogs, failed miserably against the School bowling, 
Challoner taking 5 for 8 and Colquhoun 3 for 6. In the School 
innings Colquhoun batted with great confidence and was unfor- 
tunate in missing his ''fifty" by such a small margin. For the 
Incogs. "Scotty" Bonar showed that his eye was still good, in tak- 
ing a fine catch on the leg side. The School won by 43 runs. 



UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 
INCOGS. C.C. 

J. Richardson, bid. Sherratt 1 
L. Brandon, ct. Colquhoun 

bid. Challoner 

S. Grundy, ct. Sundt I bid. 

Colquhoun 16 

P. Lowes, bid. Challoner 1 

D. Moilliet, ct. & bid. 

Challoner 2 

W. Cox, l.b.w. Colquhoun 13 
R. Wenman, ct. Burnett bid. 

Challoner 1 

R. B. Bonar, st. Clifford bid. 

Colquhoun 1 

C. Genge, bid. Sherratt . . 2 

Becket II, not out 

Moffat II, bid. Challoner 2 

Extras _ 5 

Total 43 



UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 

Clifford, run out 

Colquhoun, ht. wkt. bid. 

Moffat II 

Calton, ct. Grundy bid. Lowes 
Read, bid. R. Wenman 
Sundt I, bid. R. Wenman 



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Burnett, bid. R. Wenman 

Hodgins, bid. Richardson 5 

Gilbert, ct. Bonar bid. 

Richardson 10 

Price, ct. Cox bid. Genge 1 

Challoner, ct. Lowes bid. 

Genge 7 

Sherratt, not out 

Extras 9 



Total _ 86 



SCHOOL V. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL 

Once again the School proved too strong for Shawnigan 
Lake School, who were at home. Sherratt did not take a wicket 
but Challoner was in form and Hodgins caught three catches, one 
being an excellent one. The leading School batsmen were dismissed 
cheaply, but Burnett, Challoner and Gilbert, in the middle of the 
batting order, showed enterprise, and the Shawnigan total was 
passed shortly after the fall of the ninth wicket. The School had 
made 104 for nine wickets at the close. 



SHAWNIG.\N L.\KE SCHOOL 

Butt, l.b.w. Challoner 4 

Patrick, ct. Hodgins bid. 

Challoner 5 

Johnson, bid. Challoner 

Bellm II, run out 

Maclnness, l.b.w. Colquhoun 8 

Burr, bid. Challoner 21 

Putman, bid. Colquhoun 4 

.\llan, ct. Hodgins bid. Calton 4 

Bellm I, bid. Challoner 1 

Chadwick, not out 

Extras 5 

Total 52 



UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 

Clifford, bid. Maclnness 6 

Colquhoun, bid. Bellm II 7 

Read, bid. Loughary 4 

Calton, ct. Allan bid. Maclnness 3 

Burnett, bid. Bellm II ... 13 

Challoner, bid. Maclnness 8 

Gilbert, retired 27 

Sherratt, st. Johnson bid. Burr 12 

Squire, ct. Chadwick bid. Burr 13 

Price, not out 2 

Hodgins, not out 1 

Extras 8 

Total 104 



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SCHOOL V. DUNCAN C.C. 

Playing away the School were successful in defeating Dun- 
can by 46 runs. The School out cricket was excellent, steady 
bowling being supported by brilliant fielding. Seven catches were 
taken, both Price and Hodgins holding exceptionally fine ones. 
Clifford batted steadily, later on Gilbert and Squire both pro- 
duced runs and, with the help of "'Mr. Extras," the School total 
reached 81. This was the side's best performance of an extremely 
satisfactory season. 

DUNCAN C. C. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 

Baiss, ct. Gilbert bid. Challoner 3 Clifford, st. Charter bid. Green 1 1 

Shaw, bid. Sherratt 4 Read, ct. Dunlop bid. Green 5 

Arneil, bid. Challoner Colquhoun, st. Charter bid. 

Charter, ct. Burnett bid. Heppenstall 8 

Sherratt 1 Calton, bid. Ellis - 

Bolin, ct. Hodgins bid. Burnett, bid. Gledden 3 

Challoner 1 Gilbert, retired 1/ 

Dunlop, ct. Price bid. Colquhoun 2 Squire, ct. Green bid. 

Ellis, ct. Price bid. Sherratt 8 Heppenstall H 

Gledden, ct. Gilbert bid. Calton 4 Hodgins, bid. Heppenstall 4 

Howorth, bid. Colquhoun .. 2 Price, bid. Heppenstall 

Heppenstall, not out 2 Challoner, bid. Heppenstall 

Green, ct. Squire bid. Colquhoun Sherratt, not out 3 

Extras 8 Extras - 19 

Total -..-_ 35 Total 81 



CRICKET CHARACTERS 

CLIFFORD (Captain) — Still rather impatient for an opening batsman but 
possessed shots all round the wicket and had a very good season. Alert 
and active between the wickets and excellent in the field. Captained 
his side with keenness and is to be congratulated on its splendid record. 

CALTON (Vice-Captain) — Started the season well but fell off toward the 
close. Possesses a fair defence and when set can punish the bowling 
with forcing shots all round the wicket. Tentative strokes early in his 
innings were his undoing. A fine judge of a run. Came on consider- 
ably with the ball. Excellent in the field. 

COLQUHOUN — A nervous starter but once over the first few overs his 
forward play is sound and confident. He is equally happy playing 
back. On the leg side he is prone to loft the ball and is rather passive. 
A poor judge of a run. Quite successful with the ball. Keen, but not 
safe in the field. 

SHERRATT — Turned the ball appreciably from the off and is a bowler 
of real promise. Occasionally tended to drop the ball short of a length 
trying for extra speed. Batted confidently on occasion and will improve 
in th^s department. A good judge of a run. Excellent in the field both 
in the air and on the ground. 

CHALLONER — As a bowler he usually kept the ball well up to the bats- 
man, moved it a little in the air and was duly rewarded. Improved 
with' the bat and several times batted confidently when runs were 
needed. Good in the field. 

BURNETT — Showed definite improvement with the bat. Played forward 
with more confidence and was strong on the leg side. Good between 
the wickets, and very active in the field. 

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GILBERT — \'astly improved with the bat, and more often than not made 
runs when they were needed. Strong on the leg side and drove straight 
and to the off well. His back play is still very weak. Keen in the field 
and did well at "point." 

READ — Improved somewhat with the bat and will yet do well as he has 
a fair defence and can punish bowling short of a length. Frequently 
gets himself out hitting across the straight one. Lethargic and awk- 
ward in the field. 

PRICE — Never developed any defence. Hit the ball hard but not often 
enough. Excellent in the field, and always very keen. 

SQUIRE — Made a very promising start as a wicket-keeper. No stumper 
as yet, but his hands are good and this may come. An unorthodox but" 
useful hitter. 

HODGINS — Learned to play forward with more confidence but never 
mastered back play. \'ery keen in the field, and held some excellent 
catches. 

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING 

The annual Invitation Cross Country- at Royal Roads was 
held on November 30th, 1949. Seven teams competed, the School 
finishing fifth. The winner's time was 20 mins. 33 sees, for the 3.8 
mile course, while \Vilson I. our first man home, was credited with 
22 mins. 47 sees. The first four from each team contributed toward 
their team's total, the School's four placing as follows: — 

Wilson I 15th. 

Legg I - 16th. 

Moffat I 28th. 

McCallum 31st. 

Burnett, for some years the leading Cross Country man in 
the School, was unable to run because of illness. 

On March 1st., 1950, the School invited Victoria High School 
and Oak Bay High School to run ''around the Golf Course." Once 
again Burnett was unable to run, this time because of a Rugbv 
injury, and the School were well beaten, finishing third to Oak 
Bay and Victoria High. The School's first three were: — 

Wilson I 5th. 

Moffat I - - 9th. 

Lopez 1 3th. 

The School's Annual Cross Country took place late in the 
Easter Term. Wilson I, who, for the last few years has been a 
leading contender, was the first man home, and thus became the 
first son of an Old Boy to win the Old Boys' Cup. Burnett was 
second and Moffat I third. Turner, who placed fourteenth, was 
the winner of the Robertson Cup for the first Junior to finish. 
Judged on a House basis, Brentwood House were the winners. 

In winning the School Cross Country and leading all his 
team mates home in the two invitation races, Wilson I was the 
outstanding distance runner in the School this year. 

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GRASS HOCKEY 

Owing to the usual dry state of the grounds in September and 
October, Grass Hockey was played in the first weeks of the 
Michaelmas Term. Two matches were arranged, in which mem- 
bers of the Staff and other hockey enthusiasts in Victoria played 
against the boys. In both games the School, though playing with 
great energy, was defeated by its older but more skilful performers. 

In March a team of twehe-year-olds. which had been well 
coached by Professor H. V. Warren, was brought over from Uni- 
versity Hill School. Vancouver. They defeated a School side in a 
game which was much enjoyed by both sides. For the School Jack- 
son. Morriss and Moffatt II plaved well. 

L. B. 

THE GYMNASIUM 

Organised "Gym" has been a welcome and necessary innova- 
tion this year. Its introduction was greeted with great keenness 
and enthusiasm and the rate of advancement has been beyond 
all our expectations. Everyone worked ver\- hard and actually five 
months' Gym work was covered in two months. The Seniors had 
to keep on their toes to maintain their leadership over the Juniors. 
The Annual Competition was held on June 15th. Members 
of Pro Rec kindlv gave their services as apparatus judges under 
the direction of Mr. A. McKinnon. and entries totalled forty-five. 
The highest points were awarded to the following boys, who con- 
stitute the Eight for the year: — 

Grant Gordon I 

Cotter Goodrich I 

Clifford Westwood 

Huus Willard 

Vanden, one of the smallest of the Juniors, distinguished him- 
self by leading the Junior field and falling short of a Gym. VIII 
position by a scant eighteen points. 

If this interest is maintained next year, it is my opinion that 
the School will come through with a team quite eligible to com- 
pete for the B.C. Championship. 

J. M. 

TENNIS 

As usual, a large number of boys took part in the tournament 
this year. It was gratifying to see so many juniors competing. The 
Senior Championship was won by Branson who defeated Lopez 
2-6, 6-2. 6-4. The doubles were won by Lopez and Sundt I, who 
defeated Calton and Read. 6-1, 6-2. 

Cavaye won the Junior Championship by beating Queale, 
6-3, 7-5, and was awarded the Queale Cup. 

Lopez was awarded his Tennis C^olours. L. C. S. 

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SWIMMING 

The "Tank" has been popular again this Summer, particu- 
larly during the last few weeks of the Term, when the weather 
has been sunnier and warmer. Early morning swims have not been 
so frequent as in '49, yet no resident master could count upon a 
secure and undisturbed sleep after 7:00 a.m. Though there had 
been little time for training, the Sports (held on Wed., June 14th.) 
produced both enthusiasm and talent, and we must thank Mr. 
MacKinnon, once more, for officiating efficiently at an exciting 
meeting. Calton retained his hold on the Championship with ease 
and was largely responsible for Brentwood's success in the Inter- 
House Relay, which was won by the touch. 

RESULTS: 

Beofinners' Length: — 

1. Boas III (19 4/5 sees.) 

2. Christie 

3. BoasIV 
Novices' Length: — 

1. Vanden (15 1/5 sees.) , 

2. Jennings 

3. Benner 
Dant 

40 Yards, Free Style, under 14: — 

1. Phillips 

2. Christie I 

3. Anderson 
40 Yards, Free Style, under 16: — 

1. Brown II (25 sees.) 

2. Erskine 

3. Becket II 
60 Yards, Free Style, open: — 

1. Calton (36 sees.) 

2. Grant 

3. Peterson 

40 Yards, Breast Stroke: — 

1. Calton (29 sees.) 

2. Brown II 

3. Becket II 
40 Yards, Back Stroke: — 

1. Brown II (27 3/5 sees.) 

2. Brown I 

3. Calton 
Diving: — 

1. Goodrich I 

2. Goodrich II 

3. Gordon I 
Inter-House Relay (4 lengths): — 

Brentwood House (44 3/5 sees.) 

C. F. G. 



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Guodnch II Shnratt Morriss 

Read Grant Squire Price I Branson 

Jennings Boas III 



BOXING 

The Boxing Finals took place on March 27th. We are in- 
debted to Commodore J. C. I. Edwards, C.B., and to two Old 
Boys, Capt. W. Holms, R.C.N. , and Mr. S. Dalziel, for their quiet 
efficiency as Judges on this occasion, nor must we forget ''Naden," 
which had, once again, given us much assistance with training 
and equipment. 

There had previously been approximately 100 elimination 
bouts, many of them of the "bloody, bold and resolute" variety, 
and the finalists once more gave a most spirited show. Perhaps 
the standard of boxing was not quite so high as in last year's 
Finals, but there was no apparent diminution in keenness and 
enthusiasm, and it was not unpleasant to see one or two reigning 
champions dethroned. It would be invidious to comment upon 
individual performances but we must give, in passing, a word to 
Gordon ll's stout effort on behalf of his House in the earlier 
rounds. 

The Inter-House result was in doubt until the closing bouts, 
but eventually Brentwood House retained the Championship; this 
year, however, by only a very few points. 

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RESULTS 

Atom Weight - Boas III 

Dust Weight _ Jennings 

Paper Weight _ Morriss 

Fly Weight _ Goodrich II 

Bantam Weight (Gait Martin Cup) _ Sherratt 

Feather Weight (Bolton Cup) Cotton 

Light Weight (I. K. Kerr Cup) Branson 

\Velter Weight Read 

Middle Weight Price I 

Light-Heavy Weight _ Grant 

Heavy Weight (Humphrey Baynes Cup Squire 

C. F. 




SALUTING BASE 



CADET CORPS, 1949-1950 

A small variation was tried out this year with reg^ard to the 
selection of officers and sergeants. These posts of responsibility 
were left to the discretion of the two Upper Forms, and the fol- 
lowing Cadets were elected: — 

C/Capt.— L. R. Gilbert Cadet/Sgt. Maj.— J. A. Brown 

C/Lieut.— H. Burnett Cadet Q.M.C.S.— J. B. Colquhoun 

C/Lieut. — R. Calton Ss;t. .Armourer — R. I. Kingham 

C/Lieut. — M. Hodgins Band Sgt. — M. L. Clifford 

The programme of training was much the same as that of 
previous years. Cpl. McCallum deser\es a special mention for his 
untiring efforts with a First-Aid Class of eighteen, all of whom 
gained their certificates. Cpl. R. A. Grant, an invaluable member 
of the Cadet Corps, helped out considerably with Junior Morse 

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classes, for of the fifteen cadets who started the course, thirteen 
passed. The intermediate signallers, who were lOO^r efficient at 
exam time, had to contend with 12 w. p.m. and wireless technique; 
they were ably assisted by Cpl. R. L. Westwood, Cpl. E. R. Legg 
and D. A. Willard. Much praise is due to this latter group for the 
ingenuity it displayed in every phase of its training. Contact was 
maintained regularly with Shawnigan Lake School, Qualicum 
College and Mr. Lowe's week-end party on Discovery Island. 

January, as everyone will remember, was miserable. However, 
training of a sort was carried on and included the daily after- 
lunch Band practice. 

On two occasions the weather was too severe for outside 
parade work and the Corps derived some relaxation by seeing two 
war-time pictures: ''Target for Tonight" and ''Battle of Britain." 

Early in April we were most fortunate in obtaining the serv- 
ices of Mr. J. H. Moffat as P.T. instructor. As a result of his ef- 
forts the fifteen minute display on Inspection Day, under R. Cal- 
ton as Cadet P.T. leader, was excellent. 

On April 23rd. by the kind invitation of Lieut. -Col. Farns- 
worth ten senior cadets under Lieut. C. F. Genge attended "Exer- 
cises" at Work Point from 1000 hours- 1600 hours. Both exercises 
and lunch were greatly appreciated. 

The Annual General Inspection was held on May 3rd. in 
perfect weather. About 400 guests were present. We were greatly 
honoured to have Maj. Gen. Penhale, C.B.E., G.O.C. Western 
Command, as our visiting official. He showed keen interest in 
every phase of the inspection and in his closing address expressed 
sincere appreciation of the work which had been done during the 
year. At the general's request a half holiday was granted to cele- 
brate the occasion. C.L.C. 

SHOOTING 

The Christmas term was devoted largely to practice work. 
Five No. 7 Long Branch rifles bore the brunt of this and stood up 
remarkably well considering the abuse they received from the be- 
ginners. 

By various means 5 extra rifles were acquired for the Easter 
Term and, in order that all 10 might be used at one time, a bunk 
was built 3 ft. above the existing firing-point; the butts, too, were 
strengthened and enlarged. 

Shortly before the Annual Inspection snap shooting equip- 
ment was installed. Operated from behind the firing-point, it has 
been used for all types of target and has not interfered so far with 
the customary deliberate practices. 

Competitions took up a considerable amount of the Easter 
Term. Two Teams were entered in the D.C.R.A. Out of a possible 
1200 points per month the "A" Team of 12 registered 1094 in 
January, 1112 in Februaiy. and 1113 in March. C. D. Branson, 

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the highest scorer in the three Shoots, is to be congratulated on 
having won the Harvey Cup with an average of 949^. Runner-up 
was R. I. Kingham with 93^c. Other Cadets who did extremely 
well were: H. H. Bell 91.6Cf , J. Q. S. Bigelow 91.69f, M. L. Clif- 
ford 91 ^r. T. W. Cotter 9Kr and J. A. Brown 90.6^r. These were 
awarded 2nd. Class D.C.R.A. Badges. 

In the R.M.C. Competition the Corps came 32nd. in all Can- 
ada and 1st in B.C. with a score of 921 out of a possible lOOO. This 
was fired on April 15th. 1950. 

The Woodward Cup Competition, usually held in October, 
did not take place until early in February. Our average of 
92.125*^^ was not quite high enough for us to retain the Cup. We 
were placed 2nd. 

On May 20th. a match was arranged versus the Old Boys. 
Two practices were fired: 10 rounds deliberate at the D.C.R.A. 
target and 5 rounds Snap Shooting. 

THE SCORES 
OLD BOYS THE SCHOOL 

50 100 50 100 

R. B. Bonar 41 88 H. H. Bell _ 45 88 

B. H. Parsons 43 90 J. G. S. Bigelow 46 91 

J. C. Parsons 44 81 C. D. Branson 42 83 

J. A. Richardson _ 40 90 N. D. Scott-Moncrieff 26 95 

J. G. Wenman 42 90 H. W. Squire _ 43 87 

W. R. G. Wenman 42 88 R. L Kingham 45 94 



779 785 



Recreational shooting was carried out on e\ery possible oc- 
casion. By the end of the term seven Cadets were ready to try for 
the "Golden Bullet." It will come as a shock to many to read 
that the old practice is to be superseded by a system common to 
both soldier and cadet. In the writer's opinion, the new course is 
a stiffer test but will enable a cadet to obtain a standard of marks- 
manship comparable to that of the Army. C.L.C. 

WIRELESS 

TEST 

All seven boys who took the wireless test, passed. The marks 

were as follows: 

Williams _ 90% 

Kinnel _ _. 81 % 

Willard _ _. 76% 

Moffat I _ 74% 

Privett 72% 

Kingham 70% 

Legg- Willis 65% 

Several of these boys also obtained Morse certificates and 

their ten dollars bonus. 

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INSPECTION 

On Inspection Day the section put on a demonstration 
illustratino; the signals equipment in operation. Several compli- 
mentary remarks were made by the inspecting General on the 
efficiency shown by such a young group of boys. We were also 
assisted by the 75th. H.A.A. Regt., R.C.A., who lent us a jeep 
which wc used as a mobile radio unit. 

BROADCASTS 

We have made over a dozen broadcasts this year, ten of which 
were lOO'/r successful. On the first wc broadcasted the invitation 
inter-school road race from Roome's car — an "on the spot" de- 
scription of how the runners were faring. This car was also used 
for several other test broadcasts. On the second we tried to con- 
tact Shawnigan Lake School, but could not arrange the necessary 
co-operatiom On one occasion we held a three-way net with 
Shawnigan Lake School and Qualicum College, which was riot 
completely successful. The remaining broadcasts have been with 
Qualicum College, which is over 100 miles away. Qualicum have 
been extremely co-operative and the only faulty transmission was 
due to atmospheric conditions. Two broadcasts were also made to 
Discovery Island where parties of boys were on a camping trip. 
During their second trip we tried out our signalling lamp which 
was also a success. 

SUMMARY 

We owe our thanks to Legg I, an invaluable and competent 
assistant, who has done much to make this programme possible. 
It has been only two years since the Army lent us this equipment 
and there are now eight boys who are fully capable of operating 
and caring for the sets and, we hope, of even bettering the achieve- 
ments done in this short time. 

R. L. Westwood. 

PHOTOGRAPHy CLUB 

At the beginning of the School Year we made an attempt 
at portraiture, but had dubious success. Soon we turned our ef- 
forts to outdoor photography and darkroom technique. When we 
returned after Christmas we found that the Headmaster had paid 
the remaining thirty dollars left on the cnlarger, leaving all in- 
come to be used for chemicals and equipment. 

Apart from a two-week closure in the Easter Term and one 
or two other "misunderstandings," the Club has carried on 
steadily under Sundt I as president. A few Junior Members, who 
joined in September, have now advanced to Senior Membership 
and all members have definitely increased their skill in operation. 

Craig Doupe. 

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DEBATING SOCIETY 

This year the Debating Society was re\i\ed after a lapse of 
some years. A total of six debates was held during the period. All 
these were well attended, but, as the presence of the Members was 
compulsory, this was scarcely surprising. It is possible that if the 
Society were put on a voluntary basis a much higher standard 
of debating would result. 

All the debates can be said to ha\e been highly successful in 
that there was never any lack of speakers from the Floor of the 
House, and none of those long, uncomfortable pauses which so 
often mar such occasions. On the other hand it was difficult to 
find members willing to propose or oppose motions. The one excep- 
tion was Colquhoun, who was always ready to come forward if 
no one else could be found. For this the Society owes him a debt 
of gratitude. Hodgkinson, Brown I and Butler I also made their 
marks as speakers on more than one occasion. 

As far as the standard of speaking goes — naturally it could 
have been much higher, but I am sure that a very definite im- 
provement could be seen in the later debates. Speeches were more 
on the point, better thought out and better delivered. I have only 
one serious criticism to make. Next year I would like to see the 
attempts at humour a little less forced. It is gratifying to "raise a 
laugh" but there were often too many comedians present. The 
last development in the world we would wish would be to see the 
Debating Societv grow into a "Bob Hope Show." 

G. A. B. 

FRENCH CLUB 

The French Club has been a welcome innovation, this year, 
on the Languages side. Its purposes are obvious — to help boys with 
their French and, at the same time, to give them a better knowl- 
edge of a European country- which may be too far away to mean 
very much to them. 

The idea has seemed attractive to both Seniors and Juniors. 
Unfortunately the Club activities have required too much atten- 
tion for the Seniors to spare sufficient time from their Exam, 
work and the Junior section only has been able to carry on to a 
full extent. 

Beckett II has been elected President and Ritchie I Secre- 
tars'. Cook has been Editor and Publisher-in-Chief for the Club's 
Paper, "Le Petit Journal." The articles, cross-word puzzles and 
"comics" were composed, in French, by the boys themselves, and 
it might be pertinent to quote here (without fear, favour or cor- 
rection) a message from a very young President, which appeared 
in No. 3:— 

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Chere Membres Comarades: 

Je suis tres heureux de voir comment le club a faitu un grand 
progres de la premiere annee. Quand nous avons pris notre salle de club 
cela ne ressembla pas a une salle de club mais nous avions cherchions 
des chaise et des tables. Maintenant nous avons une piece oil nous 
pouvons aller de lire et parler Frangais. Pendent le terme passe le club 
a ete gene par I'inspection des cadets. Nous esperons que le terme 
prochain il y aura sera plusieurs de les membres nouvelles. 

Le President. 

One of the principal aims of the Club has been to get into 
touch with boys of the same age in French schools, and to estab- 
lish a regular correspondence with them. Unfortunately the selec- 
tion of these "pen pals" has taken such a long time that it was 
only at the beginning of June that we received the first applica- 
tions. However, everything is ready for next year, and the 
Members of the Club will be able to write to their French friends 
immediately at the beginning of the new term. 

Pierre R. 

STAMP CLUB 

As a result of requests from members, the Stamp Club has 
been divided into Senior and Junior groups, each of which has 
met officially once a week, and unofficially almost every break 
and lunch-time. 

The Juniors have shown a very keen spirit, and some thirty 
members have been enrolled. Becket II, an experienced philatelist, 
has given valuable service as Secretary. 

The Senior group, after a rather poor start, has made good 
progress under the leadership of Legg-Willis. Many of the twelve 
members now realise that one's interest in stamps grows in direct 
proportion to one's knowledge of the subject, and that there is 
more in stamp-collecting than merely sticking stamps in a book. 

Talks have been given to both groups by Mr. Grundy and 
several members, such topics as History, Values and Varieties, 
Perforations and Colours and Manufacturing Technique having 
been covered. Many competitions have been arranged to test Gen- 
eral Stamp Knowledge, Countries of Origin, Canadian Views and 
Structures, etc., the subjects in all cases having been suggested by 
the boys themselves. The prizes of Stamp Sets were very popular. 

In order that the younger and less experienced members 
should not be discouraged, a door prize was awarded at each 
meeting. 

Some boys generously loaned to the Club their own personal 
catalogues, books and magazines, and others undertook to collect 
and preserve weeklv press cuttings. 

S. G. 

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MUSIC 

"The man that hath no music in himself, 
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, 
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils." 

Whether or not Shakespeare made a rather sweeping state- 
ment when he put the lines quoted into the mouth of Lorenzo in 
"The Merchant of Venice." it is evident that most people have, in 
fact, some musical instinct, and it is only necessary for them to be 
exposed to a musical atmosphere to develop the urge to hear more 
or even to make music themselves. It is undoubtedly true that 
some people are "tone deaf," just as others may be colour-blind, 
but these people are the exception rather than the rule. It is also 
true that some people are rather resistant to various types of music, 
some preferring the composition of the Great Masters, while others 
are only interested in the latest hits from "Tin Pan Alley." 

With the idea of reconciling both types of listeners, and also 
to culti\ate some singing in the School, music has now become a 
classroom subject, and a phonograph has been purchased so that 
all have an opportunity of hearing as much good music as pos- 
sible. Probablv the most popular lessons, however, have been those 
when a musical film has been shown, and hardly anyone has found 
it a great hardship to sit back and enjoy music played by Sir Mal- 
colm Sargent with the London Symphony Orchestra (when all the 
instruments perform separately or together), or to watch Arturo 
Toscanini or Sir Ernest MacMillan conduct their own great or- 
chestras. It was remarkable that everyone liked Toscanini so much, 
for he made very few concessions to the camera-man, and it was 
perhaps unfortunate that the film of the Toronto orchestra seemed 
to concentrate too much on the conductor and not sufficiently on 
the players. 

The films of the construction of organs and violins were most 
informative — so good were they that any boy who wished to con- 
struct either instrument for himself would have quite a good idea 
of where to start! 

Naturally discussions were held before and after the films and 
most boys now know the difference between a piccolo and a double 
bass. It is hoped to play many more records next year and to have 
more films to increase the knowledge of music, and to give more 
detailed infoiTnation about the different families of instruments, 
and about the finest "instrument" of all — the full orchestra. 

A lot of people made some very favourable comments about 
the way in which the School Song, "O Canada" and "God Save 
the King" were sung on Speech Day, and it is a fact that at 
Prayers each morning the Hymns are beginning to go with a 
swing, but we cannot be satisfied with our progress till we have 
our own school orchestra to play on these occasions. 

At present sixteen boys are learning the piano and some of 
them show much promise, such as McCarter, who was awarded 

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the prize for music; Gordon I, Sundt II, and Mulder, who got his 
teeth into a catchy march and enjoyed it so much that he made Hfe 
hideous in the Common Room between 12:45 and 1:15 each day! 
However, let us hope that in a little while we will also have some 
string players, flutists, clarinetists, oboeists and bassoonists — there 
is no reason why we should not, and it is much less trouble to take 
a violin or a flute to, say, Alaska than a grand piano. 

While on the subject of grand pianos — if anyone has a Very 
Rich Great-Uncle, let him suggest that we could do with one at 
the School, and a small organ as well. They only cost a few thou- 
sand dollars . . . 

G.S. 



CAMPING 

Our worst fears were not fulfilled and for our first week-end 
camp on Discovery Island Victoria turned on some of its very best 
weather. 

Four p.m. on Friday afternoon found the thirteen campers 
loading up Lewis Knott's ancient truck, which in due course and 
somewhat surprisingly delivered everything safely to the Royal 
Victoria Yacht Club, where Captain Beaumont and his Hong- 
Kong-built launch, "The Discovery Isle," were waiting for us. 

Arriving on the island we were met by the local tractor which 
faithfully towed all our kit and food to the cove where we were to 
camp. Our tents were pitched among some trees at the back of an 
old gardener's cottage, which served admirably as a storeroom and 
kitchen, and even provided two of the less Spartan (perhaps we 
should say more cunning) members of the party with mattresses 
for the night. 

During the camps the standard of cooking steadily improved, 
though in fairness one must admit that it could hardly have done 
anything else, while each evening was rounded off by various 
forms of amusement around the camp fires. It is disappointing to 
have to record that the local bull-frogs frequently "stole the show," 
and despite intensive frog hunts with lamps and improvised asse- 
gais, they generally continued to provide a voluntary, if unsoli- 
cited, accompaniment of croaking to our already tuneless singing. 
Eventually, indeed almost inevitably, the frogs would win the un- 
equal struggle, and, after trying the expedient of escapism as 
afforded by a charred wiener helped ( ?) down by a mug of burnt 
cocoa, we all retired to bed and some of us to sleep. At different 
camps we numbered among our guests the Headmaster, Captain 
Beaumont and Mr. Birley. 

Construction seemed to be the order of the day on Saturday 
mornings. On the first week-end a raft was successfully built and 
in it several intrepid ad\entures, with two pieces of wood for 

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paddles and an old sheet for a sail, set out in an attempt to cir- 
cumnavigate the island. Surprisingly enough they managed to get 
a quarter of the way round before the local rowboat had to be in- 
voked to rescue them. The second camping party confined their 
activities to building huts and some really creditable erections ap- 
peared in the bush — two of them complete with built-in stoves 
made from salvaged tin cans and home-cured mortar, which pro- 
vided central heating of a very high order, even if it was totally 
unnecessaiy. 

Our thanks for making these camps possible must go out to 
Captain Beaumont, whose constant co-operation "made" our 
week-ends. The frequent rides in his boat were instructive for the 
fortunate ones who were given a chance to steer the "Discovery" 
and enjovable for all. Out there on his lovely island we were able 
to get awav from our normal life for a few days, and, thanks to the 
efficient radio contact which was maintained, we used to listen to 
ball bv ball commentaries on the School Cricket Matches and talk 
to the less fortunate ones who were left behind. 







CAMPERS 






Camp 


No. 


1 


. Mav 


12th.-14th.) 


Chisholm 
Birlev 










Fenton 

Scott- Moncrieff 


Haley 












Goodrich I 


Racey 
Fraser 
Gordon 


I 










Legg I 
Cooper 
Taylor 




Camp 


No. 


2 


I Ma\ 


19th. -21st.) 


Gordon 


I 










Fenton 


Gordon 


II 










Mulder 


Willard 
Beckett 


I 










Goldby 
Peterson 


Westwood 










Privett 


East 












Creeth 


Caswell 












Ritchie I 


Roy 

Clatche\ 












Halvorsen 



P. D. L. 



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"A PREFACE" 

University School, 
Victoria, B.C. 
June 15th, 1949. 
Messrs. Doubleday, Doran & Co., 
Publishers, New York. 
Dear Sirs: — 

The School motto is "Mens sana in corpore sano" and Kip- 
ling's poem "A Preface," from "Rudyard Kipling's Verse, Inclus- 
ive Edition, 1885-1926," published by you, is so apposite that I am 
most anxious to publish it in the School Magazine. 

This School Magazine is not sold for profit and I would be 
greatly obliged, therefore, if you would authorize me to print it, 
with, of course, suitable acknowledgments to you and your publi- 
cation; 

Yours Very Truly, 

J. J. Timmis, M.A. (Oxon), 
Headmaster. 

Permission was graciously given, and we reprint here the 
poem in question, which was used in the March, 1936, number of 
"The Canadian Red C'ross Junior," with the special permission of 
Mr. Kipling. 



To all to whom this little book may come — 

Health for yourselves and those you hold most dear! 

And — one grand secret in your private ear: — 
Content abroad and happiness at home. 

Nations have passed away and left no traces. 
And History gives the naked cause of it — 

One single, simple reason in all cases; 
They fell because their people were not fit. 

Now, though your Body be mis-shapen, blind, 

Lame, feverish, lacking substance, power or skill, 

Certain it is that men can school the Mind 

To school the sickliest Body to her will — 
As many have done, whose glory blazes still 

Like mighty flames in meanest lanterns lit: 

Wherefore, we pray the crippled, weak and ill — 

Be fit — be fit! In mind at first be fit! 

And, though your Spirit seem uncouth or small. 

Stubborn as clay or shifting as the sand. 
Strengthen the Body, and the Body shall 

Strengthen the Spirit till she take command; 

As the bold rider brings his horse in hand 
At the tall fence, with voice and heel and bit. 

And leaps while all the eld are at a stand. 
Be fit — be fit! In body next be fit! 

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Nothing on earth — no Arts, no Gifts, nor Graces — 
No Fame, no Wealth — outweighs the want of it. 

This is the Law which eveiy law embraces — 
Be fit — be fit! In mind and body be fit! 

The e\en heart that seldom slurs its beat — 

The cool head weighing what the heart desires — 

The measuring eye that guides the hands and feet — 
The Soul unbroken when the Body tires — 
These are the things our weary world requires 

Far more than superfluities of wit: 

Wherefore we pray you. sons of generous sires, 

Be fit — be fit! For Honour's sake be fit. 

There is one lesson at all Times and Places — 

One changeless Truth on all things changing writ, 

For boys and girls, men, women, nations, races — 
Be fit — be fit! And once as:ain. be fit! 



THE CLASSICAL MASTER BROODS 

In a comparatively dignified Publication such as a School Record, 

O Patres Conscripti. it may appear a little rash 
To break petulantly out into the jargon of Mr. Ogden Nash, 
But. ever and anon, when I am sitting weaiy and ill at ease in the 

same old Common-Room swivel-chair that an endless line 

of my predecessors has sat in. 
And moodily consuming the midnight oil and the perennial blue 

pencil, over what Higginbotham II fondly hopes I will con- 
descend to consider recognizable Latin, 
I see life suddenly and I see life whole, 
And the iron enters into my soul: 
Why, oh why, if I HAVE to li\e a thought in itself sufficiently 

funereal ) . 
Am I forced to employ for my Life's Work such unprepossessing 

Raw Material? 
Boys! 

(Only one of whose more pertinent rhymes is '"noise") 
How long, O Eumenides, how long 
Must I suffer the nauseating throng? 
For it would need the descriptive genius of a Juvenal or a 

Suetonius 
Fully to catalogue their crimes, which arc hoary, harrowing and 

singularly unhaiTnonious — 
I search in vain for their brains. 
While instead they are covered mentally, morally and physically 

with spots, boils and blains; 
They are extremely careless about the significance of the Subjunc- 

ti\e with Cum, 

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But they are desperately meticulous over the way in which the 

Ball must come out of the Scrum; 
They greet a request for a list of Deponent Verbs of the 1st. Con- 
jugation with a puzzled frown, 
But if you ask them who was School Heavy-Weight Champion in 

1947 they will immediately run through the whole gamut 

from 1906 to 1950, up or down; 
The evening before an Important Test they all go to bed with 

Cholera, Cerebral Meningitis, Infantile Paralysis and 

Cancer of the Spleen, 
But the next afternoon they all rise suddenly in the bloom of 

health because they are playing in the 1st. XV; 
Once a year they fight stubbornly against some perfectly obvious 

point of scholarship, with main and might, 
And when I look it up afterwards I find that I was wrong and they 

were right; 
The literature that they purchase has already put more than one 

pulp-manufacturer into the multi-millionaire set, 
And they prefer the store juke-box to the Staff Quartet; 
And if anything makes me fume and fester 
It is a schoolboy practical jester. 

While my family Psychiatrist merely turns the knife in the tumour 
When he informs me that the schoolboy practical jest constitutes 

one of the few healthy forms of humour; 
Their hands are actively against ever^' man particularly if he 

wears a gown and especially Me, 
Except only sometimes, when in their pockets is where they are 

and it's against School Rule No. 16b; 
They frequently treat me as if I weren't there. 
But they are invariably considerate and polite to my wife and it 

isn't fair; 
And it is my opinion that bare knees do not really adorn one; 
And it doesn't help me at all to have it pointed out that "boys will 

be boys" and that I myself was born one; 
And I am firmly convinced that I shall never love them — never, 

never. 
Except only very often, when a wave of emotion comes over me 

and I suddenly realise that they are all the very best of 

fellows ever. 

Magister Ludi. 



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OLD BOyS' NOTES 

At least two Old Boys have enlisted in the Special Brigade 
formed recently in Canada and in the near future will embark 
for Korea. VV. E. Cox (1942-1947), wearing the shoulder badges 
of the P.P.C.L.I., visited the School whilst on embarkation leave, 
and G. D. Corry, 1942 Ker Cup winner, has been appointed Aide- 
de-Camp to the Force Commander. The very best of luck to them 
both. 

Congratulations to Rafael Duke on becoming B.C. Sprint 
Champion, and also on receiving the Aldous Trophy. This award 
is made to the athlete who contributes most during the year in 
the way of sportsmanship combined witii achievement. 

The recent promotions in the Provincial Mines Department 
brought R. B. Bonar (1917-1921) back to Victoria as Senior In- 
spector of Mines. Despite, or perhaps because of. the duties attend- 
ing his exalted position. "Scotty" has already found time to turn 
out for the Incogs, and to shoot for the Old Boys against the 
School. In the range he produced an 88, which was hardly up to 
his schoolday form, but he claimed that sabotage was evident and 
demanded another shoot. "Scotty" has a new house on the slopes 
of Mount Tolmie, so he has almost come home — long may he stay. 

From Edmonton comes the news that D. K. Yorath (1920- 
1922) has been awarded the McKee Trophy for meritorious serv- 
ice in the advancement of Civil Aviation. This Trophy has been 
awarded annually since 1927 and is Canada's most prized aviation 
award. Dennis is past president of The Royal Canadian Flying 
Clubs Assn., and a veteran pilot. 

We had feared that the sands of the desert had claimed D. R. 
M. Pickard, but, in spite of his 23 years with the Anglo-Iranian 
Oil Co., he still draws the desert air. Proof of this is contained in 
a recent letter from Abadan in Iran, where Douglas says he spent 
a "dull time" during the war. 

In April of this year the promotion of Commodore W. B. 
Creery, C.B.E., R.C.N., to the rank of Rear-Admiral was an- 
nounced at Ottawa. Wallace Creery entered University School in 
1911 and left in 1914, at which time he passed into the Royal 
Naval College at Halifax. Serving with distinction through both 
wars, he was, in 1948, appointed Commandant of the Canadian 
Services College, Royal Roads, and upon his promotion to Com- 
modore became Chief of Naval Personnel. 

We record with pleasure the success of D. J. Ballantyne of 
Victoria College. David passed his first year with Honours and 
was successful in gaining the T. Eaton & Co.. Ltd.. -Scholarship 
of $100. 

The appearance of "Coleman's Corner" in the local press 
renews our contact wdth that fabulous character, J. A. Coleman. 
In a recent column Jim gave considerable prominence to his es- 
capades while at University School. A personal visit might provide 
considerable copy for your column. Jim! (You might even test the 
weapon still to be found in the Headmaster's Study. ) . 

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University of British Columbia, 
VancouNcr, B.C^. 



Dear Black and Red: 



It is unfortunate that as Old Boys become Older Boys their 
opportunities for visitinij the School seem to become fewer. In ad- 
dition, and ecjually unfortunate in many ways, is the manner in 
which the graduates of our School scatter themselves about the 
earth and lose touch with one another. It is possible that a few lines 
at this time from the campus at U.B.C. will play a small part in 
showing where some of us are at least. Mind you, it won't be an 
all-inclusive report by any means, simply because our interests fol- 
low many different faculties and we too seldom meet, but I would 
like to give mention to those Old Boys whom I have had the 
pleasure of seeing on the campus and try to give some account of 
what they are doing. 

To mention them as their names occur to me then, I might 
begin with our good friend Geoff Corry. It is always pleasant to 
meet Geoff. He has been wrestling with his M.A. thesis all year 
and yet when we have a moment for a chat he invariably has a 
bit of news about the School to tell me. I run into Johnny Boak 
occasionally too. Johnny still retains the rich sense of humour he 
had when he was '"Yo-Yo" champion of "Vivat." Neither the 
Navy nor his Pre-Mcd. course — or even the fact that Reg Wen- 
man took his ''Yo-Yo" from him — seemed to affect that. 

One afternoon recently I had a chat with John Moilliet. Arts- 
men are deep thinkers, they tell me, and John seems to have been 
doing some of it lately because he was remarkably prepared to dis- 
cuss the failings of the Legal System which I have been studying. 
I had just that minute left an examination, so I agreed with him. 
Another Artsman I recall seeing is David Kerr. David made an 
extensive trip to Europe last Summer and now knows what wines 
to serve with what meats. He graduated in Arts this year. 

Those at School in '42 will remerber Charlie Myros. Charlie 
isn't playing the drums any more. He's studying Engineering in- 
stead. Also, many will remember "Hawk" Knight. He tells me that 
he is studying Agriculture. That's the course they spend five years 
at and then roam about the fields with a stethoscope. 

Blondie Robertson is ever}' inch a Commerce-man. In fact, he 
learned his lessons so well this year that he was given a job selling 
Fiat cars for the Summer. When Don Gillies came over from North 
Vancouver and saw Blondie squeeze his six feet into one of the 
machines with scarcely the need of a shoe-horn, a sale was all but 
made. John Carr is studying Commerce too, I believe. 

John Kitson graduated in Chemistry last year. Since then he 
has been working at Kelowna on fruit research and now, I hear, 
is looking to Oregon for still another course in that select field. 

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The Hudec brothers have both graduated and have departed 
for the East. Martin is working for awhile at his engineering in 
New York City while Theo has been sent from Vancouver to 
Montreal by his firm. I should like to mention that I had the very 
great pleasure of making a statement in their behalf when they 
made application for Canadian citizenship last year. Their citizen- 
ship has since been granted. 

There are presently two other Old Boys in the Law Faculty 
besides myself. One is Gilbert Smith, one of "the twins," who 
graduates this year: the other is John Creeiy with a year to go. 
Bob Haney graduated last year. 

It will be evident that I have missed a number of the Old 
Boys who are attending the University. Owing to the size of the 
campus and our different courses this is to be expected. Neverthe- 
less, as I write I can't help but feel with regret that I know too 
few of the more recent graduates of the School. In this connection 
could I remind them that they have a great deal in common with 
those of us who ha\e been away from school for a number of years. 
What is more, we would enjoy meeting them in a very real way 
and welcome them to our local Old Boys' Association. If the newer 
Old Boys would take a moment to drop in at the Law Library, 
for example. I will see that they receive notices of our Association 
meetings. 

In closing mav I offer my sincere appreciation to Mr. Tim- 
mis, the staff and boys for making the Grand Old School an even 
greater institution. 

Yours vers- sincerely, 

Gordon Coghlin. 

Trinity College, 
Toronto. Ont. 
Dear "Black and Red"— 

During mv vears at the University of Toronto. I have met a 
few Old Boys about whom I thought you might like to hear. 

Walking across the Campus one day I met Jack Gibbs, who, I 
discovered, was occupied in the practice of bending and/or break- 
ins[ bones at the Toronto Chiropractic College. Unfortunately this 
Colles^e is not affiliated with the U. of T., so the Rugger Team does 
not have the opportunity of playing Mr. Gibbs. Nevertheless. Jack 
has been the moving force in reorganising Rugger in the City of 
Toronto. For some reason a foul 2:ame called "Canadian Football" 
has caused Rugger to play second fiddle for a while; however, with 
Jack's help and the assistance of the University Team, clubs are 
being formed and reorganised throughout the city. I, for one, think 
that he deserves well-earned credit for this. 

Another Old Boy with v.hom I have exchanged many pleas- 
antries is Dick Stephenson. Dick has been at Trinity College for 

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four years and is doing post-graduate work in a course commonly 
known as "Divinity," which will prepare him for the Ministry. 
Dick is very enthusiastic about University Rugger, but because of 
undue injuries the team has seen only too little of his spirited play. 
He is, however, prominent in College activities; two outstanding 
achievements have been his winning the Freshman Harrier and 
being the Vice-President of the Athletic Association. Moreover, 
Dick is engaged and has been for three years; so you can see he is 
carrying on the Old School Spirit. 

Last year I had a few words with David Braide, who was at 
that time doing post-graduate work in the Economics department. 

So you can see that the U. of T. has a fair representation of 
School Ties: but we can always hope that we will see more in the 
future. 

The Best of Luck to the School. 

O. B. M. 

BIRTHS 

Gillespie — To Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Gillespie, on October 25th, 
1949. a son. 

Wolfe— To Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Wolfe, on September 23rd, 1949, 
a son. 

Walker— To Mr. and Mrs. H. W. H. Walker, of Deep River, Ont., 
on Mav 28th, 1950, a son. 

Dalziel— To Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dalziel, on May 2nd., 1950, a 
daughter. 

Tye — To Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Tye. on June 30th.. 1950. a daugh- 
ter. 

DEATHS 

Tracy — A. G. Tracy on May 9th., 1950, at the age of 85. 
Arthur George Tracy was a very prominent figure 
in the early history of University School, filling the 
position of Bursar from 1910 to 1915. He was an 
original member of the University School Incogs. 
Cricket Club and will long be remembered by Vic- 
toria cricketers as an extremely effective lob bowler 
and one of the few bowlers of the type to play in B.C. 
Subsequent to his retirement Mr. Tracy resided close 
to the School gates and was always on hand to watcli 
cricket matches on the School ground. 

Hodson— On October 29th.. 1949, at Tacoma, Wash.. E. T. Hod- 
son (1920-1922). 

Wright — On September 21st., 1949, at Vancouver, B.C., Dr. Jack 
Wright. Dr. Wright was Canadian Tennis Champion 
in 1927, '29 and '31, and was a member of the Cana- 
dian Davis Cup Team from 1923 to 1933. 

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MARRIAGES 

Harvey-Cook — R. J. Harvev to Mary Elizabeth Cook, at Victoria, 
B.C.. on July 8th., 1950. 

Mcintosh-Harris — W. G. Mcintosh to Gwenith Muriel Harris, at 
Victoria, B.C., on June 29th., 1950. 

Brand-Noah — T. E. M. Brand to Madeline Ann Noah, at Talla- 
hassee, Fla., U.S.A.. on June 11th., 1950. 

Kilgour- Wallace — C. M. Kilgour to Gladys Mae Wallace, at Vic- 
toria. B.C.. on April 8th., 1950. 

Mclntosh-Renny — K. A. Mcintosh to Betty Anderton Renny, at 
Victoria, B.C., on April 6th., 1950. 

Griffin-Riddell— B. J. M. Griffin to Hilda Riddell, at Qualicum 
Beach, V.I., on December 31st., 1949. 

StapelIs-Ir^\'in — R. F. Stapells to Mildred Edith Irwin, at Victoria, 
B.C., on January 14th., 1950. 

Braide-Harbron — D. I. W. Braide to Janet Grace Mills Harbron 
at Toronto, Ont., on December 22nd., 1949. 

Duncan-Dymond — D. W. Duncan to Clarice Pauline Dymond, at 
Victoria, B.C., on July 15th., 1950. 

Morgan-Angus — O. B. Morgan to Barbara Margaret Angus, at 
Kingston, Ont., on September 23rd., 1950. 

Pike-Fricker — C. A. Pike to Jane Fricker, at Cheltenham, England, 
on May 13th., 1950. 

Perram-Comish — P. M. Perram to Estelle Lorraine Cornish, at 
Victoria, B.C., on January 21st., 1950. 

Mclllree-Bell-Irving — J. N. Mclllree to Muriel Helen Bell-Irving, 

at Victoria, B.C., on October 15th., 1949. 

Cupples-Angus — J. F. B. Cupples to Catherine Sheilagh Angus, at 
Victoria, B.C., on June 24th., 1950. 



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With Compliments of 

Kinsham-Gillespie 
Coal Cov Ltd. 



Vancouver Island and Alberta 
Sootless 

COALS 



Telephone E-1124 
613 FORT STREET VICTORIA, B.C. 



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3EVAM 
SIGNS 



Phone G arden 5043 



1414 BROAD STREET 



TERRY'S 

■'Meet me at TERRY'S" 

Popular Rendezvous 
for Over 50 Years 



DRUG STORE 

PRESCRIPTIONS 

SODA FOUNTAIN 

LUNCH COUNTER 

DINING ROOM 



Rose Rooms for Wedding 
Receptions and Banquets 

Cor. Fort and Douglas 
Victoria, B.C. 



Modern Pharmacy 

A. C. Savage 



PRESCRIPTIONS 

TRUSSES and BELTS 

ACOUSTICON HEARING AIDS 



1327 Douglas Street 



Victoria, B.C. 



Phone E-1191 



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; ALWAYS PHONE: 


■ 


Ferriday's Taxi 


Ferriday*s Transfer 


B-3431 


B-5311 : 


1 Insured Carriers 


Minimum Rates 


'. Office and Stand - 


-2019 Oak Bay Avenue ' 



Modern Science Proves . . . 



GOOD BREAD 

Gives STAMINA 

BOTH FOR STUDY AND PLAY 



4X 



BREAD IS 
THE FINEST 
YOU CAN BUY 



CANADIAN BAKERIES, LIMITED 
VICTORIA. B.C. 



Paol^ (//add Jltd. 



Auto Glass Dept.: Glass and Mirrors: 

935 Mason St.. B-1932 932 Pandora Ave.. B-3141 



Colonist Want Ads 

THE DAILY COLONIST Leads in 

Total Want Ads by More 

than 2 to 1 

A Leadership Built by Results 

(Fl|p iatly (CnlotttHt 

WANT AD DEPT. — PHONE E-4111 
Office Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 



Victoria Baggage 

COMPANY LTD. 

FURNITURE 
OUR SPECIALTY 

STORAGE 

Give Your Baggage Check 

to our Agents on Steamers 

Plying to Victoria 

CARTAGE AGENTS 

Phone G-4118 

Victoria Baggage 
Company 

510 Fort Street 
Victoria. B.C. 




91 Years 
Serving Victoria 

Vour 

Complete 

Hardware 

Shopping Centre 

McLENNAN, McFEELY 
& PRIOR LTD. 

1400 Government St. G-1111 . 



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New Method 

LAUNDRIES LIMITED 

Launderers, Dry Cleaners & Fur Storers 
947 North Park Street Phone G-8166 



BERNARD LTD 

C. C. L. BERNARD, Mgr. 

for 

Bicycles and Wheel Goods 

Bicycle Repairs . . . Fishing Tackle 

Sport Goods, etc. 



1410 Douglas Street Phone G-5911 

VICTORIA, B.C. 



Compliments of 



Victoria Box & Paper 



VICTORIA, B.C. 



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Maurice Carmichael 

* Silversmith * 

Makers of the Finest Quality Silverware 
1023 Fort Street Victoria, B.C. 



The Royal Trust Company 

1205 Government Street 
EXECUTORS and TRUSTEES 



VICTORIA ADVISORY BOARD 

Chairman: R. D. Mulholland, Esq. 

Hon. G. H. Barnard, Esq., K.C. 

Hon. R. W. Mayhew, Esq., M.P. 

N. A. Yarrow, Esq. Hobart Molson, Esq. 

F. E. Winslow, Esq., O.B.E. 

Manager: R. W. Phipps, Esq. 



HEAD OFFICES: MONTREAL, QUEBEC 

Assets Under Administration Exceed $1,000,000,000 



Distinctive New Ideas for the Home 

WASHINGTON ARMSTRONG 

STEEL PRODUCTS FLOOR TILE 

Kitchen Hardware WESTPLAK 
COLOTRYM METAL New Plastic Covering for 

> MOULDINGS Tables, Counters, Sinks 

ELDON PRODUCTS WALK-IN REFRIGERATORS 
Lock Sets, Cabinet Hardware COOLERS 

SHAWNIGAN LUMBER YARDS LTD. 

2000 GOVERNMENT STREET VICTORIA, B.C. 

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Compliments of . . . 

DALZIEL BOX 

— -COMPANY 

VICTORIA. B.C 
» ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^^,,^-»^. 



; Compliments of 

TJtrtnna iatly Stmpa 

"The Home Paper" 



£m/l/t, 2>a(uduut & WnlcfUtJlid. 

Manutacturers of Keystone School Supplies 
: 534 Yates Street Phone E-7166 



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Office Phone: E-2513 

Harold S* Timberlake 
Norman T* Johnson 



OPTOMETRISTS 

G47 Yates St., Victoria. B.C. 



flortli Qucidm ^^lonsts 

ALLAN D. BALLANTYNE 

3971 North Quadra Street 

ARTISTIC DESIGNING QUALITY FLOWEPvS 

We Telegraph Flowers Everywhere 

Member F.D.T..\. 



• 


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• 

; Compliments of 

• 
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■ 


B. W. Brown 

> 


& Son 


Ltd. 




Wholesale Fish De 

> 


alers 



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THcd^kH.'^, Se^ COFFEE 

• REGULAR or DRIP GRIND 

• HERMETICALLY SEALED 

AT yOUR LOCAL GROCERS 



W. PRIDHAM, m.nh.v 

Phone G-6843 Pemberton Bldg. 

VICTORIA, B.C. 



DAYIES and HIBBS 

SHOE REBUILDERS 



More Miles Per $ 



832 Fort Street 



G-4412 



Compliments of . . . 

COLUMBIA 

PAPER 

COMPANY 

VICTORIA, B.C. 



INSIST UPON 

VdvQi Quality Iqq Cream 

For a Cool, Healthful Refreshment 

Manufactured by 

NORTHWESTERN CREAMERY LTD. 

1015 Yates Street Telephone E-7147 



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Gainers Limited 

PACKERS and PROVISIONERS : 


; SUPERIOR HAMS, BACON, LARD ; 


: G8144 VICTORIA, B.C. : 






Cabe3du & May 

: LIMITED ; 

■ REAL ESTATE AND '. 
• INSURANCE AGENTS '. 

• 

; E-7174 1212 Broad St. '■ 
Victoria, B.C. ] 

> 


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pre/cription'c'hemi/t/ 

'. Telephone: G-1196 

• 627 Fort St. Victoria, B.C. 








Oak Bay Hardware : 
Co. 

'. J. Burt-Smith [ 
'. GENERAL HARDWARE ; 
[ Oak Bay Headquarters 
for Frigidaires 
— Toys of All Kinds — [ 
: 2213 Oak Bay Ave. 

Phone G-6021 '. 

> 




Compliments of 

: Tllorriss TPrinting : 
Goinpamj '■ 

'. 1052A Fort Street — B-5722 '. 



L. R. Crossley 

PAVING CONTRACTOR 
TENNIS COURTS DRIVEWAYS 

Phone: Albion 8-X R. R. 4, Box 2290 



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PORTRAITS 

and 

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

: 780 Fort Street G-3321 

Victoria. B.C. 



VICTORIA FRUIT PACKING CO. 

HOLSUM 

PREMIUM BRAND 
PURE STRAWBERRY JAM 
: Lake Hill, Victoria, B.C. Phone E-7612 



Heal & McAllister 



PAINTING — DECORATING — PAPERHANGING 

INTERIOR — EXTERIOR 

RESIDENTIAL — INDUSTRIAL 

405 Michigan Street E-2713 



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For 89 Years the name of \Vilson's has stood for the finest 
in smart, distinctive wear and imported British Woollens. 



W& J. WILSON 

CLOTHIERS 
SINGE. 18^2 ; 



1221 GOVERNMENT STREET 



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BOOKBINDING 

by 
FRITZ BRUNN 

Victoria. B.C.